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.
|CAS No.||56-95-1 / 206986-79-0|
|Package||25kg/ fiber drum|
|Storage||kept in cool, dark and dry place, stored in sealed containers|
|Shelf Life||2 years|