CAS No.: 27083-27-8 Molecular Formula: (C8H18N5Cl)n n=12-16 Molecular Weight: 2000-2600
Property: PHMB concentrate is sold as a white to pale yellow solid or as an aqueous solution and used as a preservative or disinfectant. PHMB is an effective public health biocide registered for numerous applications by the U. S. EPA under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act, and supported under the Biocidal Products Directive in Europe.
Use: PHMB is used as a sanitizer or preservative to kill bacteria and viruses and to control algae in a wide range of applications globally. As a sanitizer, PHMB is used to preserve wet wipes; To control odor in textiles; To prevent microbial contamination in wound irrigation and sterile dressings; To disinfect medical/dental utensil and trays, farm equipment, animal drinking water, and hard surfaces for food handling institutions and hospitals; And to deodorize vacuums and toilets. PHMB is used in antimicrobial hand washes and rubs and air filter treatments as an alternative to ozone. PHMB is also used as an active ingredient for recreational water treatment, as a chlorine-free polymeric sanitizer, which is effective against a wide variety of microorganisms. As a preservative, PHMB is used in cosmetics, personal care products, fabric softeners, contact lens solutions, hand washes, and more.