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Cetyl Trimethyl Ammonium Bromide is the organic bromide salt that is the bromide salt of cetyltrimethylammonium; one of the components of the topical antiseptic cetrimide. It has a role as a surfactant and a detergent. It is a quaternary ammonium salt and an organic bromide salt.
Cetyl Trimethyl Ammonium Bromide is used to form a buffer solution that is able to extract DNA. Cetyl Trimethyl Ammonium Bromide is also being used in the preparation of gold nanoparticles which can be made into a number of shapes such as: spheres, rods, and bipyramids.