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.
Also Known As:
Cetrimides; Compounds, Cetrimonium; Compounds, Cetyltrimethylammonium; Cetyltrimethylammonium Compounds
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