It is a diphenyl ether derivative used in cosmetics and toilet soaps as an antiseptic. This compound is known for bacteriostatic and fungistatic action. Since establishment, we have been playing a lead role in offering our clients Triclosan. It is added to toothpastes to prevent gingivitis and is used in many household products for its topical antibiotic activity. It is widely used as a preservative and antimicrobial agent in personal care products such as soaps, skin creams, toothpaste and deodorants. It is also used in health care settings in surgical scrubs and personnel hand washes.
Triclosan is an antibacterial and antifungal agent present in some consumer products, including toothpaste, soaps, detergents, toys, and surgical cleaning treatments. It is similar in its uses and mechanism of action to triclocarban.
- IUPAC ID: 5-chloro-2-(2,4-dichlorophenoxy)phenol
- Formula: C12H7Cl3O2
- Molar mass: 289.54 g/mol
- Boiling point: 120 °C
- Melting point: 55 °C
- Density: 1.49 g/cm³
- CAS No.: 3380-34-5
- Deleted CAS: 88032-08-0|261921-78-2|164325-69-3|112099-35-1
- EINECS: 222-182-2
- Density: 1.49 g/cm3
- Flash Point: 162.2 °C
- Appearance: powder
- Synonyms: Phenol,5-chloro-2-(2,4-dichlorophenoxy)-;CH 3565;5-Chloro-2-(2,4-dichlorophenoxy)phenol;Irgasan DP 300;Triclosin;VIV 20 (Triclosan);ALT-TCS;2,4,4'-Trichloro-2'-hydroxy diphenylether (Triclosan);IRGASAN DP300;
How Does It Work:
Inhibiting enoyl-(acyl carrier protein) reductase allows the chemical to kill bacteria by disrupting the fatty acid biosynthesis pathway, which then disrupts lipid synthesis and ultimately causes the cell to die. Until recently, triclosan was widely used in hygiene products.
Applications. Or Where It Is Used:
The antimicrobial ingredient triclosan has been widely used in surgical hand scrubs and hand washes at hospitals and other healthcare facilities. It is an antibacterial agent found in toothpaste that helps fight gingivitis.
TRICLOSAN is formed by diazotizing 2,4,4'-trichloro-2'-aminodiphenyl ether with nitrosylsulfuric acid and then hydrolyzing it with extremely hot and strong sulfuric acid.
Dosage Of Usage:
The dose of triclosan your doctor recommends will be determined by the following (check all that apply):
- the condition being treated
- other medical conditions you have
- other medications you are taking
- how you respond to this medication
- your weight
- your height
- your age
- your gender
Triclosan is available in the following doses:
- Triclosan Topical 0.2% Topical Liquid
- Triclosan Topical 0.25% Topical Solution
- Triclosan Topical 0.3% Topical Bar
There are numerous health problems associated with the antibacterial compound Triclosan. Absorption mainly occurs through the skin, mouth lining. Contact dermatitis, or irritation of the skin, has developed, as have allergic reactions, especially in children.
Warnings And Precautions While Using This Product:
At all times, wear protective clothing, safety glasses and chemical-resistant gloves. Do not touch the product without first washing your hands. Triclosan handling areas should be ventilated properly and equipped with eyewash stations. Triclosan dust or vapor should not be inhaled.