Cetrimonium Bromide Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Cetrimonium Bromide Properties

Cetrimonium Bromide

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Cetrimonium bromide is one of the components of the topical antiseptic cetrimide. The cetrimonium cation is an effective antiseptic agent against bacteria and fungi. It is a cationic surfactant. Its uses include providing a buffer solution for the extraction of DNA. It has been widely used in synthesis of gold nanoparticles. It is also widely used in hair conditioning products.

Chemical Properties

Appearance White powder
CAS Number 57-09-0
ChEBI 3567
Chemical Composition Bromine;Trimethylamine Hydrochloride;1-Hexadecanol;1-Bromohexadecane;1-Amino-2-Propanone
EINECS Number 200-311-3
HS Code 29239000
IUPAC Name Hexadecyl-Trimethyl-Ammonium Bromide
InChI 1S/C19H42N.BrH/c1-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-17-18-19-20(2,3)4;/h5-19H2,1-4H3;1H/q+1;/p-1
Melting Point 237-243 °C
Molar Mass 364.45 g/mol
Molecular Formula C19H42BrN
NFPA 704 H-2,F-1,R-0,C-NA
RTECS Number BQ7875000
Solubility 13g/l
Synonyms N-Cetyl-N,N,N-Trimethylammonium Bromide;N,N,N-Trimethyltetradecylammonium Bromide;N-Hexadecyl-N,N,N-Trimethylammonium Bromide;N-Hexadecyltrimethylammonium Bromide;Palmityltrimethylammonium Bromide;Trimethylhexadecyl-Ammonium Bromide;1-Hexadecanaminium,N,N,N-Trimethyl-,Bromide;Cetyltrimethyl Ammonium Bromide
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