Cetylpyridinium Chloride USP

Cetylpyridinium Chloride USP

INCI Name: Cetylpyridinium Chloride


Cetylpyridinium Chloride (CPC) is a cationic quaternary ammonium compound with antiseptic activity that is effective against bacteria and other microorganisms. CPC is soluble in water and alcohol.


Cetylpyridinium chloride (CPC) is an excellent replacement for formaldehyde-donors, parabens, triclosan, and benzethonium chloride. Cetylpyridinium chloride (CPC) is used in mouthwashes, toothpaste, hair styling aides, hair conditioners, makeup removers, lotions, wound treatments, hand sanitizers and facial cleansers.


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