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Benzalkonium chloride solution

≥50% (via Cl), 50% in H2O

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Synonym(s):
Alkylbenzyldimethylammonium chloride
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Quality Level

concentration

≥50% (via Cl)
50% in H2O

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 quaternary ammonium salt in ocular drug products.

Application

Benzalkonium chloride (BAC) can be used as:       
  • A cationic surfactant in chemical polymerization reactions.       
  • A phase-transfer catalyst for the quantitative determination of sulfide in the whole blood sample by extractive alkylation technique using GC-MS.  

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Danger

Hazard Statements

Hazard Classifications

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

Storage Class Code

8A - 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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