Personal & Consumer Care Ingredients and Actives for Skin Care, Hair Care, Oral Care, and Home Care Products
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Cetylpyridinium Chloride (CPC) or 1-Hexadecylpyridinium Chloride is a quaternary ammonium compound that demonstrates varying degrees of activity againist bacteria.
Broad Spectrum Antimicrobial Additive
- Especially effective againist Gram-negative
- Gram positive
CPC is widely used in over-the-counter products including mouthwash, throat lozenges, nasal sprays and antiseptic (first aid) creams and lotions. It is also used as active pharmaceutical ingredient and excipient in pharmaceutical products. CPC meets requirements for monographs of the US, European and Japanese Pharmacopoeia.