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Polyquaternium 11

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SYNONYMS

1-ETHENYL- POLYMER AND 2-(DIMETHYLAMINO) ETHYL 2-METHYL-2-PROPENOATE COMPOUND AND 2-PYRROLI DINONE, 2-METHYL-2-(DIMETHLAMINO) ETHYL ESTER POLYMER AND 1-ETHENYL-2-PYRROLIDINONE, 2-PROPENOL ACID, 2-PROPENOL ACID, 2-METHYL-2-(DIMETHLAMINO) ETHYL ESTER, POLYMER AND 1-ETHENYL-2-PYRROLIDINONE,, 2-PYRROLI DINONE, 1-ETHENYL- POLYMER AND 2-(DIMETHYLAMINO) ETHYL 2-METHYL-2-PROPENOATE, COMPOUND AND, 2-PYRROLIDINONE, 1-ETHENYL-, POLYMER AND 2-(DIMETHYLAMINO) ETHYL 2-METHYL-2-PROPENOATE, COMPOUND WITH, 2PROPENOIC ACID, 2METHYL, 2(DIMETHYLAMINO)ETHYL ESTER, POLYMER WITH 1ETHENYL2PYRROLIDINONE, COMPD. WITH DIETHYL SULFATE, COMPOUND AND 2-PYRROLI DINONE, 1-ETHENYL- POLYMER AND 2-(DIMETHYLAMINO) ETHYL 2-METHYL-2-PROPENOATE, COMPOUND WITH 2-PYRROLIDINONE, 1-ETHENYL-, POLYMER AND 2-(DIMETHYLAMINO) ETHYL 2-METHYL-2-PROPENOATE, COMPOUND WITH DIETHYL SULFATE, POLYMER AND 1-ETHENYL-2-PYRROLIDINONE, 2-PROPENOL ACID, 2-METHYL-2-(DIMETHLAMINO) ETHYL ESTER, POLYMER AND 2-(DIMETHYLAMINO) ETHYL 2-METHYL-2-PROPENOATE COMPOUND WITH 2-PYRROLIDINONE, 1-ETHENYL-, POLYQUATERNIUM-11, POLYVINYLPYRROLIDONE N,N-DIMETHYL AMINOETHYL METHACRYLIC ACID COPOLYMER DIETHYL SULFATE SOLUTION, and QUATERNIUM-23

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Polyquaternium-11 is a quaternary ammonium polymer formed by the reaction of diethylsulfate and a copolymer of vinyl pyrrolidone and dimethyl aminoethylmethacrylate.

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  • LOW
    Cancer
  • LOW
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • LOW
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient concerns

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Products with this Ingredient

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hair styling aide61 products
conditioner40 products
styling mousse/foam34 products
shampoo31 products
hair treatment/serum28 products
styling gel/lotion23 products
detangler7 products
hair spray5 products
body wash/cleanser4 products
liquid hand soap4 products
moisturizer3 products
facial moisturizer/treatment2 products
baby shampoo2 products
mascara2 products
shaving cream (men's)1 products
hair-loss treatment1 products
CC cream1 products
serums & essences1 products
beard care1 products
exfoliant/scrub1 products
facial cleanser1 products
anti-aging1 products

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Risk assessment method deficiencies and data gaps - Maximum reported "as used" concentration is basis of safety assessment by industry safety panel (Cosmetic Ingredient Review, CIR) - implicit safe concentration limit in productCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
1 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Informational

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - anyCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
  • CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.

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