Agent Name

cis-Quaternium-15

CAS Number

51229-78-8

Formula

C9-H16-Cl-N4.Cl

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

1-(3-Chloroallyl)-3,5,7-triaza-1-azoniaadamantane chloride, cis form; Dowicil 200; Hexamethylenetetramine cis-chloroallyl chloride; cis-1-(3-Chloroallyl)-3,5,7-triaza-1-azoniaadamantane chloride; cis-N-(3-Chloroallyl) hexaminium chloride; 3,5,7-Triaza-1-azoniatricyclo(3.3.1.13,7)decane, 1-((2Z)-3-chloro-2-propenyl)-, chloride; 3,5,7-Triaza-1-azoniatricyclo(3.3.1.13,7)decane, 1-(3-chloro-2-propenyl)-, chloride, (Z)-; Hexamethylenetetramine chloroallyl chloride, cis isomer; [ChemIDplus] CoSept 200; [Merck Index] Dowicil 150; [Reference #1] cis-CTAC; [ToxPlanet: EC: SCCS] UN2926

Category

Biocides/Disinfectants

Description

Off-white solid with a mild amine odor; [Merck Index] Off-white powder; [Dow Chemical MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a preservative in cosmetics, hair care products, soaps, and adhesives; [Merck Index] Used as an antimicrobial and as a preservative for adhesives, coatings, resin/latex/polymer emulsions, metalworking fluids, latex paints, textiles/fiber/cordage, pulp and paper coatings, finishes and printing colors, and other industrial products; [Reference #1] Used as a preservative for leather, rubber, and polymers; [ToxPlanet: EC: SCCS] Permitted for use as an inert ingredient in non-food pesticide products; [EPA]

Comments

A mild skin and eye irritant in rabbits; Moderate to severe adverse skin effects but no systemic toxicity observed in repeated-dose dermal studies of rabbits; An established contact sensitizer in humans; [ToxPlanet: EC: SCCS] May cause moderate eye and mild skin irritation; Powder form is not likely to cause skin sensitization; Aqueous solutions >1% concentration may be weak skin sensitizers; Harmful by skin absorption; [Dow Chemical MSDS] See "Quaternium-15."

Reference Link

EPA Pesticide Fact Sheet: Dowicil CTAC - 1995

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.0E-9 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Flammable solid, toxic, organic, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

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