Cetylpyridinium Chloride (CPC)

Cationic surfactant

Cetylpyridinium Chloride (CPC)

  • INCI Name:           Cetylpyridinium Chloride
  • Chemical Name:  Hexadecylpyridinium Chloride                                              Monohydrate
  • CAS No:                 6004-24-6

Cetylpyridinium chloride (CPC) is a cationic quaternary ammonium compound, which is also a very important surface active and bactericide in life. It is used as a bactericidal disinfectant and exhibits effective antibacterial properties against a wide range of microorganisms.

It is used in food, cosmetics, household chemicals, industrial auxiliaries, surfactants, precision electroplating, water treatment, oil chemicals and other industries.

Uses & Applications

Oral care

Used in some types of mouthwashes, toothpastes, lozenges, throat sprays, breath sprays, and nasal sprays for its bactericidal effect.

Hair care

Due to cationic nature it is further applicable in hair conditioners, shampoos, anti-static formulations.

Skin care

It is used as a safe & eco-friendly alternative preservative. It offers deodorant by reducing or masking unpleasant body odour. Recommended for skin & sun care, makeup, antiperspirant and toiletries.

Product Details






Off white crystal

Assay (Anhydrous Basis)


Melting Range


Water Content


Appearance of solution 5% (25℃)


Residue on ignition

(Anhydrous Basis)


Heavy Metal (Pb)


Shelf Life

24 months

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Technical Data Sheet –Cetylpyridinium chloride (CPC)

Material Safety Data Sheet– Cetylpyridinium chloride (CPC)

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