Denatonium Benzoate

(BAN, USAN, rINN)
Denatonium Benzoate Chemical formula
Synonyms: Benzoato de denatonio; Denatonii Benzoas; Dénatonium, Benzoate de; NSC-157658. Benzyldiethyl(2,6-xylylcarbamoylmethyl)ammonium benzoate monohydrate.
Cyrillic synonym: Денатония Бензоат.

💊 Chemical information

Chemical formula: C28H34N2O3,H2O = 464.6.

Pharmacopoeias.

In USNF.

USNF 26

(Denatonium Benzoate). When dried at 105° for 2 hours, it contains one molecule of water of hydration or is anhydrous. Soluble 1 in 20 of water, 1 in 2.4 of alcohol, 1 in 2.9 of chloroform, and 1 in 5000 of ether; very soluble in methyl alcohol. pH of a 3% solution in water is between 6.5 and 7.5. Store in airtight containers.

💊 Profile

Denatonium benzoate is used where an intensely bitter taste is required for medicinal or industrial purposes and as a partial denaturant for alcohol in toiletries. It is known commercially as Bitrex.

💊 Preparations

Proprietary Preparations

Multi-ingredient: Fr.: Skin Nail.
Published May 08, 2019.