Piroctone Olamine

CAS 68890-66-4
INCI Piroctone Olamine
AAKO name Aako PO
EC 272-574-2

Product description

Aako PO is better known as Piroctone Olamine.  This product is known for many years as a successor to Ketoconazole as an excellent anti-dandruff agent. More recently it has been discovered that Aako PO has a much broader protection range against all kinds of microbiological species.

Is also being used in many preservative formulations at neutral pH, which is important for sunscreen formulations. Combined with AakoSun EHG or other preservative boosters it gives strong preservation of your cosmetic, deodorant or sunscreen formulation.

Aako PO is slightly soluble in both water and oil. Freely soluble in 10% ethanol in water. Soluble in solutions containing surfactants in water or in 1-10% ethanol. The solubility of Piroctone Olamine in water varies by pH value. This is a little larger in neutral or weak basic solutions than in acid solutions.

Typical use level is only 0.05 – 0.2%.

Piroctone Olamine is also known under the names PO.


Chemical structure

Chemical structure of Piroctone Olamine



  • Very high purity Piroctone Olamine
  • Being used often because of it’s special functions such as thickening preservation and elimination of body offensive odor.


Packaging & storage

Aako PO is available in the following packaging type:

  • Drum of 25 kg

Must been stored in a closed container under dry, cool conditions. Has a minimum shelf life of 3 years under appropriate conditions of storage.



  • Bath products
  • Hair care
  • Sunscreens