Benzalkonium Chloride 50% Solution, USP/NF Grade

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N-Alkyl-N-benzyl-N,N-dimethylammonium chloride, Alkyldimethylbenzylammonium chloride, ADBAC, BC50 BC80, Quaternary ammonium compounds
USP/NF Grade
N-Alkyldimethylbenzyl ammonium chloride

Benzalkonium Chloride, USP/NF Grade consists of dodecyl and tetradecyl components of benzyl dimethyl ammonium chloride. It appears as a colorless or slightly yellowish viscous liquid at room temperature. Based on its purity, our premium quality Benzalkonium Chloride is certified by the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) and the National Formulary (NF). The USP-NF have over 5000 Pharmacopeial Standards for chemical and biological substances, compounded preparations, medical devices, and dietary supplements. Benzalkonium chloride has three main categories of use: as a biocide, a cationic surfactant, and phase transfer agent in the chemical industry. It is widely used in cosmetics, wet wipes, hand and surface sanitizers. Benzalkonium chloride was found to be an effective method of contraception. Benzalkonium chloride, also known as alkyldimethylbenzylammonium chloride and by the trade name Zephiran, is a type of cationic surfactant. It is an organic salt classified as a quaternary ammonium compound.

Benzalkonium Chloride, USP/NF Grade, 50% Features:

Assay, Total Alkylbenzenedimethyl ammonium chloride 47.5 -52.5% w/v
Description Clear liquid to slightly yellow Slightly aromatic odor
Alkyl Chain C12 ≥40.0%
Alkyl Chain C14 ≥20.0%
Alkyl Chain C12 + C14 ≥70.0%
Limit of Amine and Amine Salts ≤5.0 ml of 0.1M tetra butyl ammonium hydroxide solution
Benzyl Alcohol ≤0.5%
Benzaldehyde ≤0.05%
Acidity or Alkalinity ≤0.5ml, 0.1N Hydrochloric acid or 0.1N Sodium Hydroxide to change the color of the indicator
Common Uses
  • Antiseptic agent
  • Disinfectant
  • Excipient
Commercial/Industrial Applications
  • Antimicrobial formulations
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Anti-acne products
Safety and Handling

Please contact Lab Alley at 512-668-9918 or by email to request a Safety Data Sheet (SDS) and Certificate of Analysis (COA) for Benzalkonium Chloride 50% Solution.

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