CMIT/MIT 14% (Isothiazolinone)
Methyl Isothiazolinone and Methyl Chloro Isothiazolinone,Kathon CG Substitute
Use percentage less than .015%
It is a broad-spectrum preservative for rinse-off personal care products such as shampoos, conditioners, liquid soaps, body washes, and shower gels. It also sees use in all-purpose cleaners, floor and furniture polishes & waxes, automotive washes, polishes & waxes, air fresheners, moist sponges, and towelettes.
It is an outstanding antimicrobial agent that is effective against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, yeast, and mold. The active ingredients in Kathon CG are two isothiazolinones used in combination: methylisothiazolinone (C4H5NOS) and methylchloroisothiazolinone (C4H4ClNOS). These active ingredients are formulated with inert salts in an aqueous solution.
Due to its broad-spectrum activity, low toxicity at recommended use levels, and excellent chemical compatibility, It provides formulators with an economical and environmentally acceptable alternative to other commercial preservatives. It is effective at low concentrations over a wide pH range and is compatible with a variety of surfactants and emulsifiers. It is approved for use worldwide. It does not impart color or odor to cosmetic products, is not bioaccumulating, and is rapidly biodegradable.