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Octoxynol MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Octoxynol
Tree Number(s)
D02.033.455.250.700.660
D05.750.741.610
D25.720.741.610
J01.637.051.720.741.610
Unique ID
D017830
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D017830
Scope Note
Nonionic surfactant mixtures varying in the number of repeating ethoxy (oxy-1,2-ethanediyl) groups. They are used as detergents, emulsifiers, wetting agents, defoaming agents, etc. Octoxynol-9, the compound with 9 repeating ethoxy groups, is a spermatocide.
Entry Term(s)
Octoxinol
Octoxinols
Octoxynol-9
Octoxynols
Octylphenoxy Polyethoxyethanol
Octylphenoxypolyethoxyethanols
Triton X-100
Triton X-305
Triton X-45
Pharm Action
Antifoaming Agents
Detergents
Excipients
Spermatocidal Agents
Surface-Active Agents
Registry Number
9002-93-1
CAS Type 1 Name
Poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl), alpha-(4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenyl)-omega-hydroxy-
Previous Indexing
Phenyl Ethers (1975-1976)
Polyethylene Glycols (1974-1993)
Public MeSH Note
94; OCTOXYNOL was indexed under POLYETHYLENE GLYCOLS 1983-94 & 1974-79, TRITONS 1979-82 & PHENYL ETHERS 1975-76
Online Note
use OCTOXYNOL (NM) to search OCTOXYNOL 1980-93
History Note
94; was OCTOXYNOL (NM) 1974-93
Date Established
1994/01/01
Date of Entry
1993/07/12
Revision Date
2006/07/05
Octoxynol Preferred
Triton X-45 Narrower
Triton X-305 Narrower
Octoxynol-9 Narrower
Triton X-100 Narrower
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