Cetrimide; Centimide; Cetab; Cetrimonium bromide; Cetyltrimethylammonium Bromide; Hexadecyltrimethylammonium bromide; CTAB; CTABr; Hexadecanaminium, N,N,N-trimethyl-, bromide; HTAB; N-Hexadecyltrimethylammonium Bromide; N,N,N-trimethyl-1-Hexadecanaminium bromide;
Cetrimonium bromide is one of the components of the topical antiseptic cetrimide. The cetrimonium (or hexadecyltrimethylammmonium) cation is an effective antiseptic agent against bacteria and fungi. It is a cationic surfactant. Its uses include providing a buffer solution for the extraction of DNA. It is also widely used in hair conditioning products.