Chlorhexidine Gluconate (CHG)
Chlorhexidine is a broad-spectrum biocide effective against gram-positive bacteria, gram-negative bacteria and fungi. Depending on concentration, it has both bacteriostatic and bactericidal properties. Chlorhexidine kills by disrupting the cell membrane.
Chlorhexidine gluconate is used as a germicidal mouthwash used to treat mouth bacteria and gingivitis. It is also employed in surgical hand scrubs, hand wash, and skin wound and general cleansing.
The material is offered as a 20% solution.