Agent Name

Cetyldimethylethylammonium bromide

Alternative Name

Cetethyldimonium bromide

CAS Number

124-03-8

Formula

C20-H44-N.Br

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

Cetethyldimonium bromide; 1-Hexadecanaminium, N-ethyl-N,N-dimethyl-, bromide; Ammonyx DME; Bretol; CDA; Cetyl dimethyl ethyl ammonium bromide; Cetylcide; Cetylethyldimethylammonium bromide; Dimethylethylhexadecylammonium bromide; Ethyl cetab; Ethyl hexadecyl dimethyl ammonium bromide; Ethylhexadecyldimethylammonium bromide; Hexadecyldimethylethylammonium bromide; Hexadecylethyldimethylammonium bromide; N-Ethyl-N,N-dimethyl-1-hexadecanaminium bromide; Quaternium 17; Radiol germicidal solution; Ammonium, ethylhexadecyldimethyl-, bromide; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Quaternary Amines

Description

White solid; [Merck Index] White hygroscopic solid; [Acros Organics MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a disinfectant and laboratory reagent; [Merck Index] No active disinfectant/germicide product registrations in the US; [NPIRS]

Comments

An irritant; Harmful by ingestion; [Acros Organics MSDS]

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