Octenidine Dihydrochloride

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MedKoo CAT#: 561588

CAS#: 71251-02-0

Description: Octenidine Dihydrochloride is a topical antiseptic and antimicrobial agent.

Price and Availability




Octenidine Dihydrochloride is not in stock, may be available through custom synthesis. For cost-effective reason, minimum 1 gram order is requested. The product will be characterized by NMR, HPLC and MS analysis. Purity (HPLC) is usually >98%. CoA, QC data, MSDS will be provided when product is successfully made. The estimated lead time is 2-3 months. Please send email to sales@medkoo.com to inquire quote.

Chemical Structure


Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 561588
Name: Octenidine Dihydrochloride
CAS#: 71251-02-0
Chemical Formula: C36H64Cl2N4
Exact Mass: 622.4508
Molecular Weight: 623.83
Elemental Analysis: C, 69.31; H, 10.34; Cl, 11.37; N, 8.98

Synonym: Octenidine Dihydrochloride; Octenidine 2HCl; OCT;

IUPAC/Chemical Name: N-Octyl-1-[10-(4-octyliminopyridin-1-yl)decyl]pyridin-4-imine Dihydrochloride


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C36H62N4.2ClH/c1-3-5-7-9-15-19-27-37-35-23-31-39(32-24-35)29-21-17-13-11-12-14-18-22-30-40-33-25-36(26-34-40)38-28-20-16-10-8-6-4-2;;/h23-26,31-34H,3-22,27-30H2,1-2H3;2*1H


Technical Data

Solid powder

>98% (or refer to the Certificate of Analysis)

Shipping Condition:
Shipped under ambient temperature as non-hazardous chemical. This product is stable enough for a few weeks during ordinary shipping and time spent in Customs.

Storage Condition:
Dry, dark and at 0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks) or -20 C for long term (months to years).

Soluble in DMSO

Shelf Life:
>2 years if stored properly

Drug Formulation:
This drug may be formulated in DMSO

Stock Solution Storage:
0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks), or -20 C for long term (months).

Harmonized System Code:


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