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POLYQUATERNIUM-8

Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
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About POLYQUATERNIUM-8: Polyquaternium-8 is a polymeric quaternary ammonium salt of methyl and stearyldimethylaminoethyl methacrylate quaternized with dimethyl sulfate.

Function(s): Antistatic Agent; Film Former; Hair Fixative; FILM FORMING

Synoym(s): COMPD. WITH DIMETHYL SULFATE; QUATERNIUM-42

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Concern Reference

Data Sources

NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

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