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Furazolium Chloride



CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Antibacterial: Nitrofuran-derivative

Chemical Name

5H-Imidazo[2,1-b]tiazol-4-ium, 6,7-dihydro-3-(5-nitro-2-furanyl)-, chloride

Foreign Names

  • Furazolii Chloridum (Latin)
  • Furazolium chlorid (German)
  • Chlorure de Furazolium (French)
  • Cloruro de furazolio (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Furazolium Chloride (OS: USAN)
  • Furazolum (IS)
  • NF 963 (IS)

Brand Name

  • Desinvag (Furazolium Chloride and Benzalkonium)
    Casen Fleet Laboratories, Spain

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