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Cetylpyridinium chloride is used is in some types of mouthwashes, toothpastes, lozenges, throat sprays, breath sprays, and nasal sprays. It is an antiseptic that kills bacteria and other microorganisms. It has been shown to be effective in preventing dental plaque and reducing gingivitis.
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|Alternate Names||1-Hexadecylpyridinium chloride; Cepacol Chloride|
|Application Notes||Cetylpyridinium chloride is used is in some types of mouthwashes, toothpastes, lozenges, throat sprays, breath sprays, and nasal sprays. It is an antiseptic that kills bacteria and other microorganisms. It has been shown to be effective in preventing dental plaque and reducing gingivitis.|
|Base Catalog Number||190177|
|Melting Point||80 deg C|
|Molecular Weight||339.992 g/mol|
|Personal Protective Equipment||Respiratory protection: Breathing apparatus only if aerosol or dust is formed. Hand protection: Pvc or other plastic material gloves Skin and body protection: Usual safety precautions while handling the product will provide adequate protection against this potential effect. Eye protection: Safety glasses with side-shields|
|Solubility||Very soluble in <a class="pubchem-internal-link CID-962" href="https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/water">water</a>, <a class="pubchem-internal-link CID-6212" href="https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/chloroform">chloroform</a>|