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Other names of benzalkonium chloride

1. BZK
2. BKC
3. Alkyldimethylbenzylammonium chloride
4. ADBAC
5. QUATS
6. BAC

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Classification of benzalkonium chloride

Cationic surfactants

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Color of benzalkonium chloride

Colorless to pale yellow

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Odor of benzalkonium chloride

Faint almond-like odor

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Taste of benzalkonium chloride

Bitter

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Solubility of benzalkonium chloride in ethanol and alcohol

Readily soluble

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Solubility of benzalkonium chloride in water and alcohol

Very soluble

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General use of benzalkonium chloride

1. Biocide
2. Cationic surfactant
3. Phase transfer agent

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Uses of benzalkonium chloride

1. As a preservative in pharmaceutical products such as eye, ear, basal drops or sprays. In personal care products such as hand sanitizers, shampoos, wet wipes, deodorants and cosmetics.
2. Skin antiseptic
3. Disinfectant in throat lozenges, mouthwashes.
4. Spermicidal creams
5. Over-the-counter single-application treatments for herpes, coldsores, and fever blisters, such as RELEEV and Viroxyn
6. Burn and ulcer treatment
7. Spray disinfectants for hard surface sanitization
8. Cleaners for floor and hard surfaces as a disinfectant, such as Lysol
9. As an algaecide for clearing of algae, moss, lichens from paths, roof tiles, swimming pools
10. Laundry detergents
11. Softener for textiles

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Amphoteric surfactants are also called?

Coupling agents

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Amphoteric surfactants

1. Betaines
2. Amine oxides