Bronopol is an antimicrobial organic compound. It is used as a preservative for various products like shampoos, pharmaceuticals, and cosmetics. This compound is produced by the process of bromination and supplied as crystals or crystalline powder. It is an effective preservative agent as well as is also used in a wide variety of industrial applications. This organic compound improves the patients condition by acting against the strain of bacteria. Some minor side effects like skin irritation, redness, etc. are possible but do not occur always.
The chemical formula of Bronopol (INN) is 2-bromo-2-nitropropane-1,3-diol. Early applications of Bronopol were for pharmaceuticals and were developed in the 1960s.
Applications Or where it is used:
It is an antiseptic and preservative frequently found in cosmetics, shampoo and, shockingly, medicated skin creams. Additionally, it can damage your liver if swallowed as well as be extremely toxic for marine life and the environment.
How to use:
Antimicrobial, bronopol is a commonly used preservative in a wide range of cosmetics, personal care products, and topical medications. A fungicide, antibacterial, bactericide, germicide, and antimicrobial compound, it is also a wood preservative.
It has been found to cause eye irritation and dermal irritation in studies, and it falls into Toxicity Category I for eye irritation and Toxicity Category II for skin irritation. It is moderately toxic in oral toxicity studies, ranking in the Toxicity Category II.
|Synonyms||2-Bromo-2-nitro-1,3-propanediol;2-Bromo-2-nitropropan-1,3-diol;2-Bromo-2-nitropropane-1,3-diol;2-Nitro-2-bromo-1,3-propanediol;Bioban;Bronidiol;Bronocot;Bronopol;Bronotak;Canguard 409;Myacide AS;Myacide AS Plus;Myacide PharmaBP;N 25 (antimicrobial);NSC 141021;Nalco 92RU093;Preventol P 100;Protectol BN 98;Protectol BN 99;Ultra-Fresh SAB;|
|Melting Point||130- 133C|
|Boiling Point||358 C at 760 mmHg|
|Flash Point||170.3 C|
|Solubility||25 g/100 mL (22 C) in water|
|Appearance||Off-white crystalline powder|