Agent Name

Decyl dimethyl octyl ammonium chloride

CAS Number

32426-11-2

Formula

C20-H44-N.Cl

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

Quaternium-24; 1-Decaminium, N-octyl-N,N-dimethyl-, chloride; Ammonium, decyldimethyloctyl, chloride; Decyloctyldimethylammonium chloride; N,N-Dimethyl-N-octyl-1-decanaminium chloride; Octyl decyl dimethyl ammonium chloride; 1-Decanaminium, N,N-dimethyl-N-octyl-, chloride; Decyldimethyloctylammonium chloride; [ChemIDplus] DDAC; [Reference #1] A-33 Dry; [Airkem Professional Products MSDS]

Category

Quaternary Amines

Description

Green powder; [Airkem Professional Products MSDS]

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] Causes burns; [Airkem Professional Products MSDS] See "Didecyl dimethyl ammonium chloride."

Reference Link

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Adverse Effects
Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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