Triclosan Powder is widely utilized in formulation of various consumer products including soaps, toys, detergents, and surgical cleaning agents. It is known for having antifungal & antibacterial properties and is also added to deodorants & mouthwashes. This compound has molecular formula C12H7Cl3O2 with molar mass of 289.54 g/mol and density of 1.49 g/cm3. It is considered to work by inhibiting synthesis of fatty acids in bacteria thus stopping their growth. Triclosan Powder appears as white colored solid and has melting point range of 55 to 57 degrees Celsius.
Triclosan USP is a potent wide spectrum and antibacterial and antifungal agent. It is a chlorinated aromatic compound which has functional groups representative of both ethers and phenols. Phenols often show antibacterial Properties. Triclosan is found in soaps, deodorants, Toothpaste, shaving creams, mouth washes and cleansing suppliesand is included in an increasing number of consumer products.
It is used at a maximum concentration of 0.3% in toothpastes, hand soaps, body soaps/shower gels and deodorant sticks
Triclosan is very effective in reducing and controlling bacterial contamination on the hands and on treaded products. At use concentration, Triclosan acts as a biocide, with multiple cytoplasmic and membrane targets. At lower concentrations, Triclosan appers bacteriostatic and is seen to target bacteria mainly by inhibiting atty acid synthesis.