Cetylpyridinium chloride

Product Description

Cetylpyridinium chloride is a cationic quaternary ammonium compound that has been used to eliminate oral pathogens. It has shown a high degree of efficacy towards gram-positive, gram-negative bacteria and some pathogenic fungi.

Cetylpyridinium chloride functions as a surfactant, reducing the surface tension between pathogenic membranes and their environments. Greater interaction between the membrane and environment disrupts the cell membrane and osmoregulation. Compromising the membrane ultimately results in cell death.

Product Specifications
Cetylpyridinium chloride
N-Hexadecylpyridinium chloride monohydrate

Formula: C21H38ClN ∙ H2O

MW: 358.00 g/mol

Storage/Handling: Store at room temperature.

PubChem Chemical ID: 22324

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Product Specifications

Catalog ID C-120
CAS # 6004-24-6
MW 358.00 g/mol
UN Number 2811
Item Class 6.1
Group Number II

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