INCI: 2-Bromo-2-Nitropropane-1, 3-diol

What is 2-Bromo-2-Nitropropane-1, 3-diol our Bronopol?

Bronopol is an organic compound. It comes as a white crystalline powder. Compared to another halogen –nitro compound, bronopol is more stable in aqueous media, as it does not undergo hydrolysis readily. It acts by increasing histamine release and cell-mediated immunity. Its toxicity is questionable.

Use & Benefits

It is used as a preservative since it is a broad spectrum antimicrobial.