Benzalkonium chloride (Bkc 50%)
|Minimum Order Quantity||100 Kg|
|Packaging Size||50 Kgs|
|Physical Form||colorless to pale yellow solutions|
|Solubility||very soluble in water|
also known as BZK
It is an organic salt classified as a quaternary ammonium compound. It has three main categories of use as a biocide, a cationic surfactant, and as a phase transfer agent.
Depending on purity, benzalkonium chloride ranges from colourless to a pale yellow (impure).
Benzalkonium chloride is readily soluble in ethanol and acetone. Dissolution in water is slow.
Aqueous solutions should be neutral to slightly alkaline. Solutions foam when shaken.
Concentrated solutions have a bitter taste and a faint almond-like odour.
Standard concentrates are manufactured as 50% and 80% w/w solutions, and sold under trade names such as BC50, BC80, BAC50, BAC80, etc. The 50% solution is purely aqueous.
Benzalkonium chloride also possesses surfactant properties making it a useful excipient.
- Laundry detergents and treatments
- Softeners for textiles
- Personal care products such as hand sanitizers, wet wipes, shampoos, deodorants and cosmetics
- Cleaners for floor and hard surfaces as a disinfectant, such as Lysol
- For clearing of algae, moss, lichens from paths, roof tiles, swimming pools, masonry, etc.
- Throat lozenges and mouthwashes, as a biocide.
- Skin antiseptics, such as Bactine and Dettol