Pyridine in Personal Care

Pyridine serves multiple functions including being antibacterial, antimicrobial, and antifungal. Pyridine is used in hair and scalp health, such as anti-dandruff shampoos. In cosmetics, Pyridine can be used as a process aid. 

Applications

Hair and Scalp Health

Pyridine is the building block for a chemical called Zinc Pyrithione (ZPT). ZPT is an active ingredient that has been used for over 50 years to effectively treat dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis. 

Process Aid for Cosmetics

Pyridine can be used as a solvent in the manufacturing process of cosmetics and fragrances. 

Features

Typical Properties

Solution
Acid Value
Hydroxyl Value
Saponification Value
Iodine Value
Melt Point (°C)
Specific Gravity
Castorwax
3
158
179
5
85
1.023

Values shown in the above table are typical properties.

Application Highlights

Anti-Dandruff Shampoo

Building block for the
active ingredient ZPT

Cosmetics

Used to provide color to otherwise colorless food

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