A quaternary ammonium salt. Cetytrimethylammonium bromide, or cetrimonium bromide, is used as a Cationic detergent, Surfactant, and Bactericide. It has been added to glue-paste formulations as a nontoxic alternative to Phenol (Ackroyd 1996).
Synonyms and Related Terms
cetyltrimethylammonium bromide; CTAB; hexadecyltrimethylammonium bromide; cetrimonium bromide; Cetab; Centimide
- Harmful if swallowed.
- Contact causes severe irritation.
- ThermoFisher: SDS
Physical and Chemical Properties
Soluble in water, ethanol, chloroform. Insoluble in ether, benzene, acetone.
|Melting Point||237-243 C|
|Molecular Weight||mol. wt. = 364.45|
Resources and Citations
- P.Ackroyd "Glue-Paste Lining of Paintings: An Evaluation of Some Additive Materials" ICOM Edinburgh 1996 p.231-238