Polynoxylin

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Polynoxylin
Polynoxylin skeletal.svg
Systematic (IUPAC) name
Methylene-N,N'-bis(hydroxymethyl)urea polymer
Clinical data
Topical
Identifiers
9011-05-6 YesY
A01AB05 D01AE05
Chemical data
Formula (C4H8N2O3)n
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Polynoxylin (trade name Anaflex) is an antiseptic for local treatment of the skin and the mouth. It is a polymer of urea and formaldehyde. The latter is the active principle after being released from the polymer.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kingston, D. (1965). "Release of formaldehyde from polynoxylin and noxythiolin". Journal of clinical pathology 18 (5): 666–667. doi:10.1136/jcp.18.5.666. PMC 473043. PMID 5835451.  edit