Agent Name

Dioctyldimethylammonium chloride

CAS Number

5538-94-3

Formula

C18-H40-N.Cl

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

Dimethyl dioctyl ammonium chloride; Dimethyldioctylammonium chloride; Dodigen 2617; HOE-S 2617; N,N-Dimethyl-N-octyl-1-octanaminium chloride; Querton 28CL; RC 5626; 1-Octanaminium, N,N-dimethyl-N-octyl-, chloride; 1-Octanaminium, N,N-dimethyl-N-octyl-, chloride (1:1); Ammonium, dimethyldioctyl-, chloride (8CI); Dioctyl dimethyl ammonium chloride; [ChemIDplus] DDAC; [Reference #1] Adesol-20; [BDH Laboratory Supplies]

Category

Quaternary Amines

Description

Viscous liquid; [BDH Laboratory Supplies]

Sources/Uses

Used as an antimicrobial for hard surfaces, laundry, carpets, agricultural equipment, food handling facilities, medical equipment, water storage and purification equipment, swimming pools, industrial water systems (recirculating cooling water, drilling muds, oil well injection, and wastewater), and as a wood preservative; [Reference #1]

Comments

A severe skin and eye irritant; [Reference #1] A skin and eye irritant; Harmful by ingestion; [BDH Laboratory Supplies] See "Didecyl dimethyl ammonium chloride."

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