Definition: Cetyltrimethylammonium compounds that have cationic detergent, antiseptic, and disinfectant activities. They are used in pharmaceuticals, foods, and cosmetics as preservatives; on skin, mucous membranes, etc., as antiseptics or cleansers, and also as emulsifiers. These compounds are toxic when used orally due to neuromuscular blockade.
D25-26 qualif; DF: CETRIMONIUM CPDS
Other names Cetyltrimethylammonium Compounds; Compounds, Cetyltrimethylammonium; Compounds, Cetrimonium; Cetrimides