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Piroctone olamine
Synonyms 1-Hydroxy-4-methyl-6(2,4,4-trimethylpentyl)2-pyridon monoethanolamine salt
Molecular Formula C14H23NO2.C2H7NO;C16H30N2O3
Molecular Weight 298.42
CAS Registry Number 68890-66-4
Piroctone olamine, also known as Octopirox (Clariant) and piroctone ethanolamine, is a compound sometimes used in the treatment of fungal infections. Piroctone olamine is the ethanolamine salt of the hydroxamic acid derivative piroctone.
It is often used in anti-dandruff shampoo as a replacement for the commonly used compound zinc pyrithione.
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