Agent Name

Alkyl (C12-16) dimethylbenzylammonium chloride

Alternative Name

ADBAC

CAS Number

68424-85-1

Formula

Unspecified

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

ADBAC; [Reference #1] Ammonium, alkyl(C12-C16)dimethylbenzyl-, chlorides; BTC 835; Barquat MB 80; Benzyl-C12-C16-alkyldimethyl ammonium chlorides; Bioquat 501; Bioquat 80; Black Algaetrine; C12-16-Alkyldimethylbenzylammonium chloride; Catigene T80; Cyncal 80; Gardiquat 1250AF; Hyamine 3500; Maquat MC 1412; Protek Q; Rolquat CDM/BC; Tret-O-Lite WF 828; Tret-O-Lite WF 88; Quaternary ammonium compounds, benzyl-C12-16-alkyldimethyl, chlorides; Quaternary ammonium compounds, benzyl-C12-C16-alkyldimethyl, chlorides; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Quaternary Amines

Description

Solid; [EPA ChAMP: Initial Risk-Based Prioritization Document]

Sources/Uses

Used as an antimicrobial/insecticide/fungicide with applications including agricultural (ornamental plants), food handling, medical, swimming pools, wood preservation, and industrial water systems (recirculating cooling water, pulp and paper, drilling muds, oil well injection, and saltwater disposal); [Reference #1]

Comments

Category members and supporting chemicals demonstrate corrosion to the skin and eyes of rabbits; No skin sensitization in guinea pigs; Low to moderate acute oral toxicity; Low acute dermal toxicity; High acute inhalation toxicity; Increased liver weights, histopathology, and increased ALT activity in repeated-dose oral studies; [EPA ChAMP: Hazard Characterizations] Acute studies performed using BQ451-8 biocide (82.6% purity); Oral LD50 (rat) = 305 mg/kg; Dermal LD50 (rat) = 930 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; Chronic dietary study of rats produced a LOAEL of 88 mg/kg/day for decreased body weight and weight gain; No evidence of carcinogenicity or mutagenicity; [Reference #1]

Reference Link

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Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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