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B6295

Sigma-Aldrich

Benzalkonium chloride

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Synonym(s):
Alkylbenzyldimethylammonium chloride, Alkyldimethylbenzylammonium chloride
Linear Formula:
C6H5CH2N(CH3)2RCl (R=C8H17 to C18H37)
CAS Number:
Beilstein:
4062599
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:

Quality Level

description

cationic

product line

BioXtra

assay

95.0-105.0% (calculated on dry substance)

form

crystals

impurities

≤0.001% Phosphate
≤0.1% Insoluble matter
≤10% water

ign. residue

≤2%

anion traces

sulfate (SO42-): ≤0.05%

cation traces

Al: ≤0.0005%
Ca: ≤0.0005%
Cu: ≤0.0005%
Fe: ≤0.0005%
K: ≤0.005%
Mg: ≤0.0005%
Na: ≤0.02%
Pb: ≤0.001%
Zn: ≤0.0005%

SMILES string

[Cl-].CCCCCCCCCCCCCC[N+](C)(C)Cc1ccccc1

InChI

1S/C19H34N.ClH/c1-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-14-17-20(2,3)18-19-15-12-11-13-16-19;/h11-13,15-16H,4-10,14,17-18H2,1-3H3;1H/q+1;/p-1

InChI key

TTZLKXKJIMOHHG-UHFFFAOYSA-M

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General description

Benzalkonium chloride is a cationic detergent that is a member of quaternary ammonium compounds (QACs).

Application

Benzalkonium chloride has been used in a study to assess its action on epithelia conjunctival cells in vitro. It has also been used in a study to investigate its effects on living rabbit cornea by in vivo Tandem scanning confocal microscopy.

Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Statements

Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 4 Dermal - Acute Tox. 4 Oral - Aquatic Acute 1 - Eye Dam. 1 - Skin Corr. 1B

Storage Class Code

8B - Non-combustible, corrosive hazardous materials

WGK

WGK 2

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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Certificate of Origin

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Céline Portal et al.
PloS one, 12(3), e0174764-e0174764 (2017-03-30)
Modification of mucous cell density and gel-forming mucin production are established hallmarks of mucosal diseases. Our aim was to develop and validate a mouse model to study live goblet cell density in pathological situations and under pharmacological treatments. We created
Eric G Romanowski et al.
Journal of ocular pharmacology and therapeutics : the official journal of the Association for Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 35(5), 311-314 (2019-04-11)
Purpose: Adenoviral conjunctivitis is the most common cause of conjunctivitis worldwide with no approved antiviral treatment. Benzalkonium chloride (BAK)
Dana Cervinkova et al.
Microbial drug resistance (Larchmont, N.Y.), 19(3), 160-167 (2012-12-22)
Conditions facilitating resistance to quaternary ammonium compounds (QACs) were investigated in Staphylococcus aureus SK982 exposed to benzalkonium chloride (BAC; a member of QACs) under various circumstances. S. aureus SK982 carrying the qacA gene encoding for resistance to QACs was grown
A Kalkanci et al.
Journal de mycologie medicale, 25(4), 280-286 (2015-10-01)
The aim of this study was to determine the susceptibility of 77 mould strains: Aspergillus fumigatus (20), Aspergillus flavus (8), Aspergillus niger (4), Aspergillus ochraceus (2), Penicillium citrinum (15), Penicillium crysogenum (14), Penicillium aurantiogriseum (1), Penicillium roquefortii (4), Penicillium paneum
Ian Morrissey et al.
PloS one, 9(1), e86669-e86669 (2014-01-28)
To date there are no clear criteria to determine whether a microbe is susceptible to biocides or not. As a starting point for distinguishing between wild-type and resistant organisms, we set out to determine the minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC) and

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