Octenidine HCL or better known as Octenidine Dihydrochloride is an active surfactant that is cationic in nature. Octenidine has a Gemini surfactant structure and is a derivative from pyridine. The best part about Octendine HCL is its active nature against gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria.
Since the year 1987, the compound has been used in the manufacturing of antiseptic and anti-bacterial products. It gained a lot of ground in terms of popularity especially in all over Europe next to neonates.
It is a great substitute for chlorhexidine, especially when used in a concentrated form of 0.1 to 2.0%. Another aspect of this compound that makes it all the more appealing to the mass production industry is its economic factor. In other words, Octendine HCL preparations are cheap to manufacture, design, and store.