Chlorhexidine diacetate salt CAS: 56-95-1
MF: C22H30Cl2N10•2C2H4O2
MW: 625.55
A cationic broad-spectrum antimicrobial agent.

Chlorhexidine diacetate salt (CAS 56-95-1)

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Synonym: Chlorhexidine acetate
Application: A cationic broad-spectrum antimicrobial agent
CAS Number: 56-95-1
Molecular Weight: 625.55
Molecular Formula: C22H30Cl2N102C2H4O2
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Chlorhexidine diacetate salt 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 used primarily as a topical antiseptic/disinfectant in wound healing, at catheterization sites, in various dental applications and in surgical scrubs.


Barrett-Bee, K., et al., The membrane destabilising action of the antibacterial agent chlorhexidine. FEMS Microbiol. Lett. 119, 249-253, (1994)

Physical State :
Solubility :
Soluble in water (19 mg/ml), ethanol (50 mg/ml), methanol, alcohol, and glycerol.
Storage :
Store at room temperature
Melting Point :
153-156° C
Refractive Index :
n20D ~1.66
For Research Use Only. Not Intended for Diagnostic or Therapeutic Use.
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Merck Index :
14: 2091
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