KATHON Methylisothiazolinone /Methylchloroisothiazolinone
It is a rapidly biodegradable, broad-spectrum preservative for rinse-off personal care products. It is used as hair care additives and skin care additives.This product is effective for the preservation of body washes, conditioners, liquid soaps, shampoos and wipes. The active ingredients are two isothiazolinones, identified by the IUPAC system of nomenclature as: 5-chloro-2-methyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one and 2-methyl- 4-isothiazolin-3-one. It is totally miscible in water, lower alcohols and glycols and has low solubility in hydrocarbons. Features and Benefits Good compatibility with ionic,non-ionic surfactants and emulsifiers, water soluble additives, irrespective of their ionic nature Maintain good bacteriostatic effect Effective over the entire pH range normally encountered in cosmetics No color or odor imparted to cosmetic products Low toxicity at recommended use levels Rapidly biodegradable Non-persistent in the environment Not bioaccumulating Antibacterial effect against gram positive bacteria, gram negative bacteria, including pseudomonas. It also has a certain inhibitory effect on fungi, which can inhibit the growth of microorganisms, and the minimum inhibitory concentration is 0.015~0.06%. (active ingredient 2.25~9ppm).