cetyltrimethylammonium bromide

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ce·tyl·tri·meth·yl·am·mo·ni·um bro·mide

(sē'til-trī-me'thil-ă-mō'nē-ŭm brō'mīd),
A mixture of dodecyl-, tetradecyl-, and hexadecyltrimethylammonium bromides; an odorless surface-active agent, readily soluble in water; a disinfectant with a strong bacteriostatic action, used for the sterilization of instruments and utensils.
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The DNA was isolated using the cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB) extraction method (4).
A positively charged molecule called cetyltrimethylammonium bromide provides this drastic improvement in tetrapod manufacture.
Comparison of images taken from the samples by scanning electron microscope and transmission electron microscope showed that cetyltrimethylammonium bromide surfactant presented finer particle size, wider shape and less accumulation in comparison with the other two surfactants.