Agent Name

Alexidine

CAS Number

22573-93-9

Formula

C26-H56-N10

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

1,1'-Hexamethylenebis(5-(2-ethylhexyl)biguanide); 2,4,11,13-Tetraazatetradecanediimidamide, N,N'-bis(2-; ethylhexyl)-3,12-diimino-; Alexidina [INN-Spanish]; Alexidinum [INN-Latin]; Compound 904; Win 21,904; Win 21-904; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Biocides/Disinfectants

Description

Available as alexidine dihydrochloride, a solid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as an antimicrobial agent; [Merck Index] Used for skin and mucous membrane disinfection; [Reference #1]

Comments

Alexidine dihydrochloride is a skin and eye irritant; Toxic by ingestion; [MSDSonline]

Reference Link

Disinfectants in consumer products

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