Agent Name

Quaternary ammonium compounds, benzyl-C12-18-alkyldimethyl, chlorides

Alternative Name

ADBAC

CAS Number

68391-01-5

Formula

Unspecified

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

ADBAC; [Reference #1] (C12-C18) Alkyldimethylbenzyl ammonium chloride; (C12-C18)Alkylbenzyldimethylammonium chloride; (C12-C18)Alkyldimethylbenzylammonium chloride; Alkyl(C12-C18)benzyldimethylammonium chloride; C12-18-Alkyldimethylbenzyl ammonium chlorides; SDA 16-052-00; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Quaternary Amines

Sources/Uses

Used as an antimicrobial/insecticide/fungicide for agricultural, food handling, medical equipment; Has been used in swimming pools and industrial water systems (recirculating cooling water, pulp and paper, drilling muds, oil well injection, and saltwater disposal): Also used as a wood preservative and on ornamental plants; [Reference #1]

Comments

Acute studies performed using BQ451-8 biocide (82.6% purity); Oral LD50 (rat) = 305 mg/kg; Inhalation LC50 (rat) is greater than 54 mg/m3 and less than 510 mg/m3; Corrosive to rabbit skin; Not a skin sensitizer in guinea pigs; No evidence of carcinogenicity or mutagenicity; [Reference #1]

Reference Link

EPA Pesticide Chemical Search

Adverse Effects
Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

Links to Other NLM Databases
Toxicity Information

Search TOXNET

Chemical Information

Search ChemIDplus

Related Information in HazMap
Processes

Industrial Processes with risk of exposure: