StructureCetylpyridinium chloride
CAS No. 6004-24-6
EC No. 204-593-9
Synonyms INCI: Cetylpyridinium Chloride; 1-hexadecylpyridinium chloride; 1-cetylpyridin-1-ium chloride; 1-Cetylpyridinium chloride; 1-hexadecylpyridin-1-ium chloride; 1-Palmitylpyridinium chloride; Cetylpyridini chloridum; Pyridinium, 1-hexadecyl-, chloride

Cetylpyridinium chloride

​Cetylpyridinium Chloride (CPC) is a cationic quaternary ammonium compound used in some types of mouthwashes, toothpastes, lozenges, throat sprays, breath and nasal sprays. Many formulations including CPC as active are sold as OTC products. CPC acts as antiseptic against bacteria and other microorganisms. It has been shown to be effective in preventing dental plaque and reducing gingivitis.

Shelf Life

Under proper storage conditions, the shelf life is 24 months

​Health & Safety

Detailed information on the product described can be found in our relevant Health and Safety Information (Material Safety Data Sheet)