• Chlorhexidine diacetate salt

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Chlorhexidine diacetate salt is an antiseptic antibacterial agent commonly used as a disinfectant in eye drops, deodorants, creams, and others. Chlorhexidine is also used as an active ingredient in mouthwash to prevent and control dental plaque.

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    CAS Number

    56-95-1

    Molecular Formula

    C22H30Cl2N10•2C2H4O2

    Molecular Weight

    625.55

    Mechanism of Action

    Chlorhexidine diacetate is a cationic molecule which interacts with and alters the negatively charged bacterial cell wall. This interaction leads to leakage of cellular components at low concentrations and cellular lysis at higher concentrations.

    Storage Conditions

    ≤30°C

    Spectrum

    Chlorhexidine diacetate has a broad spectrum of activity and is active against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria as well as yeasts and some viruses.

Specifications

    Appearance

    White or almost white crystalline powder

    Impurity Profile

    Impurities: Not more than 2.5%
    Chloroaniline: Not more than 500ppm

    Assay

    (Dried Basis): Not less than 98.0%

    Loss on Drying

    Not more than 3.5%

    Sulfated Ash

    Not more than 0.15%

References

    References

    Jones, Christopher G. "Chlorhexidine: Is It Still the Gold Standard." Periodontology 15 (1997): 55-62.

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