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CAS No:56-95-1; 206986-79-0
EINECS No: 200-302-4
Molecular Formular: C22H30Cl2N10.2(C2H4O2)
Molecular Weight: 625.55
Appearance: White crystalline powder
Grade: Medicine Grade
Chlorhexidine is an odorless, white crystalline powder, odorless, bitter taste, hardly soluble in water or alcohol.Chlorhexidine, Chlorhexidine Dihydrochloride, Chlorhexidine Digluconate and Chlorhexidine Diacetate are used as cosmetic biocides, oral care agents and preservatives.
It is a disinfect and antiseptic medicine, strong function of broad-spectrum bacteriostasis, sterilization,used for disinfecting hands, medical apparatus and instruments, wound ,skin and so on.
Chlorhexidine acetate is a disinfectant and topical anti-infective agent used also as mouthwash to prevent oral plaque. Chlorhexidine is a cationic broad-spectrum antimicrobial agent belonging to the bis(biguanide) family. Its mechanism of action involves destabilization of the outer bacterial membrane. It is effective on both Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, although it is less effective with some Gram-negative bacteria. It has both bactericidal and bacteriostatic mechanisms of action. Aqueous solutions of chlorhexidine are most stable within the pH range of 5-8. Above pH 8.0 chlorhexidine base is precipitated and in more acid conditions there is gradual deterioration of activity because the compound is less stable. Chlorhexidine is used primarily as a topical antiseptic/disinfectant in wound healing, at catheterization sites, in various dental applications and in surgical scrubs.