Bisbiguanide

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Structure of chlorhexidine, a bisbiguanide antiseptic.

Bisbiguanides are a class of chemically related compounds known for their bactericidal properties. Generally considered to be of the generic formula: R1 R2 N.C(:NR6)NH.C(:NH)NH.CH2 X--(CH2)3 NH.C(:NH)NH.C(:NR7)NR3 R4 V[1] These compounds include the antiseptics alexidine and chlorhexidine.[2]

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