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    CAS Number: 8044-71-1; 1119-97-7


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    Cetrimide is a bactericidal cationic surfactant used against Gram-positive bacteria.  It is freely soluble in water.

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    Application Cetrimide is used to study the foam films produced from surfactants. It can be used as a cationic detergent for isolation of high molecular weight DNA in plants.
    Microbiology Applications Cetrimide is often used in selective media for Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Enterococcus faecalis can grow as a biofilm in the root canals of teeth. Using a MBEC-high-throughput device to study these types of biofilms, authors found that an irrigating solution of Cetrimide was able to eradicate the bacteria (Arias-Moliz et al, 2010).
    Plant Biology Applications Cetrimide is an active ingredient in Cetavlon, a detergent and antiseptic used in plant/tree tissue culture prior to surface sterilization. A commercially important tropical fruit tree in India is the blackplum (Syzygium cuminii L ). Seeds were treated with 1% (v/v) Cetavlon prior to surface sterilization (Yadav, 1989). Newly developed leaves from apical portions of Guava plants were treated with 1% (v/v) Cetrimide prior to surface sterilization (Amin, 1986).

    Amin MN and Jaiswal VS (1987) Rapid clonal propagation of guava through in vitro shoot proliferation on nodal explants of nature trees. Plant Cell Tiss Organ Cult. 9:235-243

    Brown VI and Lowbury EJL (1965)  Use of an improved Cetrimide agar medium and other culture methods for Pseudomonas aeruginosa. J. Clin. Path. 18(6):752-756

    Arias-Moliz MT, Ferrer-Luque CM, Gonzalez-Rodriguez MP, Verderrama MJ and Baca P (2010)  Eradication of Erterococcus faecalis biofilms by Cetrimide and Chlorhexidine. J. Endodontics. 36(1):87-90

    Yadav U, Lal M and Jaiswal VS (1990) In vitro micropropagation of the tropical fruit tree Syzygium cuminii L.. Plant Cell Tiss Organ Cult 21(1):87-92