Cetyltrimethyl Ammonium Bromide (CTAB) has a wide variety of bioactivity. In a laboratory setting, it is favored for the extraction of DNA from plants. CTAB is able to bind to polysaccharides and keep them from affecting the DNA purity. Due to its antiseptic activity against bacteria and fungus, it can be found in cosmetics and other hygiene products in the home.
CTAB is soluble in water, and freely soluble in alcohol.
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