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Irgasan (5-Chloro-2-(2,4-dichlorophenoxy)phenol, Triclosan)

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Irgasan, diphenyl ether derivative, is used as a component of cefsulodin-irgasan-novobiocin selection medium for Yersinia, a human pathogen that may contaminate animal-source food products. Because of its low antigenicity, irgasan is also a component of many antibacterial consumer products.
Irgasan is a broad spectrum antimicrobial agent. It is an inhibitor of the enoyl-ACP (acyl-carrier protein) reductase component of type II fatty acid synthase (FAS-II) in bacteria and Plasmodium. It also inhibits mammalian fatty acid synthase (FASN), and may have anticarcinogenic activity.
Catalog #I8610-75
AppearanceWhite powder
Residue on Ignition 0.1%
Melting Point56-58°C
Infrared SpectrumConforms to Structure
CAS Number3380-34-5
Molecular FormulaC12H7Cl3O2
Molecular Weight289.54
Purity97.0% (HPLC)
Important NoteThis product as supplied is intended for research use only, not for use in human, therapeutic or diagnostic applications without the expressed written authorization of United States Biological.
Alternate names5-Chloro-2-(2,4-dichlorophenoxy)phenol, Triclosan


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