Benzalkonium chloride (BC-1000G) (1000 grams)

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Benzalkonium chloride
Meets USP testing specifications

Synonym: Alkylbenzyldimethylammonium chloride, Alkyldimethylbenzylammonium chloride

CAS Number 63449-41-2

Linear Formula C6H5CH2N(CH3)2RCl (R=C8H17 to C18H37)

Benzalkonium chloride, also known as BZK, BKC, BAC, alkyldimethylbenzylammonium chloride and ADBAC, is a type of cationic surfactant. It is an organic salt classified as a quaternary ammonium compound. It has three main categories of use: as a biocide, a cationic surfactant, and as a phase transfer agent.

Mechanism of action: bacterial and virus inactivation by cationic quaternary ammonium detergents.
Applications:  Oral care, such as Throat lozenge, Mouthwash, Tooth paste, etc. surface treatment.

Minimum inhibitory concentration fro S. aureus (5 ug/mL), E. coil (200 ug/mL), B. subtilis (5 ug/mL), P. aeruginosa (500 ug/mL), C. albicans (200 ug/mL), A. niger (500 ug/mL).
Safe concentration for human use: 0.004% to 0.01%

SKU: BC-1000G Category:
Description

Description

Benzalkonium chloride (BC)
Meets USP testing specifications
Synonym: Alkylbenzyldimethylammonium chloride, Alkyldimethylbenzylammonium chloride

CAS Number: 8001-54-5

Linear Formula: C6H5CH2N(CH3)2RCl (R=C8H17 to C18H37)

Benzalkonium chloride is a type of cationic surfactant. It is an organic salt classified as a quaternary ammonium compound. It has three main categories of use: as a biocide, a cationic surfactant, and as a phase transfer agent.

Pharmaceutical products such as eye, ear and nasal drops or sprays, as a preservative. Personal care products such as hand sanitizers, wet wipes, shampoos, deodorants and cosmetics. Skin antiseptics, such as Bactine and Dettol. Throat lozenges and mouthwashes, as a biocide. Spermicidal creams. Over-the-counter single-application treatments for herpes, cold-sores, and fever blisters.
Burn and ulcer treatment. Spray disinfectants for hard surface sanitization.

Benzalkonium chloride is also used in many non-consumer processes and products, including as an active ingredient in surgical disinfection.

An advantage of benzalkonium chloride, not shared by ethanol-based antiseptics or hydrogen peroxide antiseptic, is that it does not cause a burning sensation when applied to broken skin.

Medicine
Benzalkonium chloride is a frequently used preservative in eye drops; typical concentrations range from 0.004% to 0.01%.