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53751 Sigma-Aldrich

Benzethonium chloride

BioUltra, ≥99.0% (AT)

Synonym: (Diisobutylphenoxyethoxyethyl)dimethylbenzylammonium chloride, Phemerol chloride

  • CAS Number 121-54-0

  • Empirical Formula (Hill Notation) C27H42ClNO2

  • Molecular Weight 448.08

  •  Beilstein/REAXYS Number 3898548

  •  EC Number 204-479-9

  •  MDL number MFCD00011742

  •  PubChem Substance ID 57651440

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Properties

Related Categories Analytical Reagents, Analytical/Chromatography, Application Specific Reagents, Biochemicals and Reagents, Cationic Detergents,
description   cationic
InChI Key   UREZNYTWGJKWBI-UHFFFAOYSA-M
product line   BioUltra
assay   ≥99.0% (AT)
impurities   insoluble matter, passes filter test
  ≤5% water
pH   5.5-7.5 (25 °C, 0.1 M in H2O)
mp   162-164 °C (lit.)
solubility   H2O: 0.1 M at 20 °C, clear, colorless
anion traces   sulfate (SO42-): ≤50 mg/kg
cation traces   Al: ≤5 mg/kg
  Ba: ≤5 mg/kg
  Bi: ≤5 mg/kg
  Ca: ≤10 mg/kg
  Cd: ≤5 mg/kg
  Co: ≤5 mg/kg
  Cr: ≤5 mg/kg
  Cu: ≤5 mg/kg
  Fe: ≤5 mg/kg
  K: ≤50 mg/kg
  Li: ≤5 mg/kg
  Mg: ≤5 mg/kg
  Mn: ≤5 mg/kg
  Mo: ≤5 mg/kg
  Na: ≤50 mg/kg
  Ni: ≤5 mg/kg
  Pb: ≤5 mg/kg
  Sr: ≤5 mg/kg
  Zn: ≤5 mg/kg

Description

General description

The cationic detergent benzethonium chloride is a well characterized skin irritant and rare sensitizer.

Application

Benzethonium chloride has been used in a study to assess the minimum inhibitory concentrations of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolates from Malaysia. It has also been used in a study to prepare biocomposite films from sodium alginate and modified clay.

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Symbol 
Signal word 
Danger
Hazard statements 
RIDADR 
UN 2923 6.1(8) / PGIII
WGK Germany 
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RTECS 
BO717500053752

Documents

Certificate of Analysis

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Protocols & Articles
Peer-Reviewed Papers
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