CHEBI:32915 - cetylpyridinium chloride

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ChEBI Name cetylpyridinium chloride
ChEBI ID CHEBI:32915
Definition A pyridinium salt that has N-hexadecylpyridinium as the cation and chloride as the anion. It has antiseptic properties and is used in solutions or lozenges for the treatment of minor infections of the mouth and throat.
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Formula C21H38ClN
Net Charge 0
Average Mass 339.98600
Monoisotopic Mass 339.269
InChI InChI=1S/C21H38N.ClH/c1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-16-19-22-20-17-15-18-21-22;/h15,17-18,20-21H,2-14,16,19H2,1H3;1H/q+1;/p-1
InChIKey YMKDRGPMQRFJGP-UHFFFAOYSA-M
SMILES [Cl-].CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC[n+]1ccccc1
Roles Classification
Chemical Role(s): surfactant
A substance which lowers the surface tension of the medium in which it is dissolved, and/or the interfacial tension with other phases, and, accordingly, is positively adsorbed at the liquid/vapour and/or at other interfaces.
Application(s): antiseptic drug
A substance used locally on humans and other animals to destroy harmful microorganisms or to inhibit their activity (cf. disinfectants, which destroy microorganisms found on non-living objects, and antibiotics, which can be transported through the lymphatic system to destroy bacteria within the body).
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Outgoing cetylpyridinium chloride (CHEBI:32915) has part cetylpyridinium (CHEBI:32914)
cetylpyridinium chloride (CHEBI:32915) has role antiseptic drug (CHEBI:48218)
cetylpyridinium chloride (CHEBI:32915) has role surfactant (CHEBI:35195)
cetylpyridinium chloride (CHEBI:32915) is a chloride salt (CHEBI:23114)
cetylpyridinium chloride (CHEBI:32915) is a organic chloride salt (CHEBI:36094)
Incoming cetylpyridinium chloride monohydrate (CHEBI:3566) has part cetylpyridinium chloride (CHEBI:32915)
IUPAC Name
1-hexadecylpyridinium chloride
INNs Sources
cetylpyridinii chloridum WHO MedNet
cetylpyridinium chloride WHO MedNet
chlorure de cétylpyridinium WHO MedNet
cloruro de cetilpiridinio WHO MedNet
Synonyms Sources
1-cetylpyridinium chloride ChemIDplus
1-palmitylpyridinium chloride ChemIDplus
cetylpyridinium chloride anhydrous ChemIDplus
hexadecylpyridinium chloride ChemIDplus
N-cetylpyridinium chloride ChemIDplus
N-hexadecylpyridinium chloride ChemIDplus
Database Link Database
Cetylpyridinium_Chloride Wikipedia
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Registry Numbers Types Sources
123-03-5 CAS Registry Number ChemIDplus
33016 Gmelin Registry Number Gmelin
3578606 Beilstein Registry Number Beilstein
Last Modified
24 August 2015