Cetrimide Excipient | Uses, Suppliers, and Specifications
Cetrimide is a quaternary ammonium compound, and cationic surfactant that consists of a mixture of quarternary ammonium salts, mainly trimethyltetraammonium bromide, and smaller amounts of dodecyl trimethylammonium bromide and hexadecyltrimethylammonium bromide. It is supplied as a white to creamy white, free-flowing powder, with a faint but characteristic odour and a bitter, soapy taste.
Synonyms and Trade Names: Cetrimide; Trimethyl Tetradecyl Ammonium Bromide; TTAB; Bromat; Cetab; Cetavlon; Micol; Morpan S; Myristyl Trimethyl Ammonium Bromide, FeF Cetrimide
Pharmacopoeial Compliance: Ph. Eur; BP
Uses and Applications: Cationic Surfactant; Antimicrobial Preservative, Topical Antiseptic (Skin, Burns and Wounds); Cleanser and Disinfectant for Hard Contact Lenses.
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