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Nonoxynol MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Nonoxynol
Tree Number(s)
D02.033.455.250.700.620
D05.750.741.575
D25.720.741.575
J01.637.051.720.741.575
Unique ID
D017137
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D017137
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. Nonoxynol-9, the compound with 9 repeating ethoxy groups, is a spermatocide, formulated primarily as a component of vaginal foams and creams.
Entry Term(s)
Advantage-S
Delfen Cream
Emulgen 911
Emulgin 913
Nonoxinol
Nonoxinols
Nonoxynol, 1(4)-Sulfate, Sodium Salt
Nonoxynol, 4-Sulfate, Ammonium Salt
Nonoxynol-9
Nonoxynols
Nonylphenoxypolyethoxyethanol
Nonylphenoxypolyethoxyethanols
Patentex Oval
Pharm Action
Spermatocidal Agents
Surface-Active Agents
Registry Number
26027-38-3
Related Numbers
31691-97-1
9014-90-8
CAS Type 1 Name
Poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl), alpha-(4-nonylphenyl)-omega-hydroxy-
Previous Indexing
Polyethylene Glycols (1975-1992)
Public MeSH Note
1994, see NONOXYNOLS 1993; NONOXYNOLS was indexed under POLYETHYLENE GLYCOLS 1974-1992; ADVANTAGE-S was indexed under NONOXYNOL 2002-2006
History Note
1994 (1974)
Date Established
1993/01/01
Date of Entry
1992/05/19
Revision Date
2016/07/01
Nonoxynol Preferred
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