Cetylpyridinium chloride, cationic quaternary ammonium compound (ab145787)

Overview

  • Product name

    Cetylpyridinium chloride, cationic quaternary ammonium compound
  • Description

    Cationic quaternary ammonium compound used as an oropharyngeal antiseptic.
  • Alternative names

    • 1-Hexadecylpyridinium chloride
    • CPC
  • Biological description

    Cationic quaternary ammonium compound used as an oropharyngeal antiseptic. Broad antimicrobial spectrum with a rapid bactericidal effect on gram-positive pathogens and a fungicide effect on yeasts. Used as an active ingredient of antiseptic oral mouthrinses.

  • Purity

    > 99%
  • CAS Number

    123-03-5
  • Chemical structure

    Chemical Structure

Properties

  • Chemical name

    1-Hexadecylpyridinium chloride
  • Molecular weight

    339.99
  • Molecular formula

    C21H38N.Cl
  • Storage instructions

    Store at -20°C. Store under desiccating conditions. The product can be stored for up to 12 months.
  • Solubility overview

    Soluble in DMSO to 100 mM, in water to 100 mM and in ethanol to 100 mM
  • Handling

    Wherever possible, you should prepare and use solutions on the same day. However, if you need to make up stock solutions in advance, we recommend that you store the solution as aliquots in tightly sealed vials at -20°C. Generally, these will be useable for up to one month. Before use, and prior to opening the vial we recommend that you allow your product to equilibrate to room temperature for at least 1 hour.

    Toxic, refer to SDS for further information.

    Need more advice on solubility, usage and handling? Please visit our frequently asked questions (FAQ) page for more details.

  • Source

    Synthetic

References

This product has been referenced in:

  • Albert-Kiszely A  et al. Comparison of the effects of cetylpyridinium chloride with an essential oil mouth rinse on dental plaque and gingivitis - a six-month randomized controlled clinical trial. J Clin Periodontol 34:658-67 (2007). Read more (PubMed: 17635245) »
  • Pitten FA & Kramer A Efficacy of cetylpyridinium chloride used as oropharyngeal antiseptic. Arzneimittelforschung 51:588-95 (2001). Read more (PubMed: 11505791) »

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