Benzalkonium chlorideProduct ingredient for Benzalkonium

Name
Benzalkonium chloride
Drug Entry
Benzalkonium

Benzalkonium is a quaternary ammonium compound used as a biocide, a cationic surfactant, and as a phase transfer agent [Label]. Benzalkonium is more commonly contained in consumer products in its salt form, benzalkonium chloride [Label]. This salt is used in a great variety of international pharmaceutical products such as eye, ear, and nasal drops or sprays as an excipient ingredient serving as an antimicrobial preservative [Label]. When used as an ingredient in antiseptic and disinfectant products however, it is an active antimicrobial agent [2].

Accession Number
DBSALT001509
Synonyms
ADBAC / Alkyl dimethylbenzyl ammonium chloride / Alkylbenzyldimethylammonium chloride / Alkyldimethyl(phenylmethyl)quaternary ammonium chlorides / Alkyldimethylbenzylammonium chloride / Benzalconio cloruro / Benzalkonii chloridum / Benzalkonium chlorides / Chlorure de benzalkonium / Cloruro de benzalconio
UNII
F5UM2KM3W7
CAS Number
8001-54-5
External Links
KEGG Drug
D00857
Wikipedia
Benzalkonium_chloride