SKU: C157  / 
    CAS Number: 3697-42-5

    Chlorhexidine Dihydrochloride

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    Chlorhexidine HCl 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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    Mechanism of ActionChlorhexidine HCl 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.
    SpectrumChlorhexidine HCl has a broad spectrum of activity and is active against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria as well as yeasts and some viruses.
    Molecular FormulaC22H30Cl2N10 • 2HCl
    ReferencesJones, Christopher G. "Chlorhexidine: Is It Still the Gold Standard." Periodontology 15 (1997): 55-62.