Agent Name

Lauryl dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride

CAS Number

139-07-1

Formula

C21-H38-N.Cl

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

Ammonium, benzyldimethyldodecyl-, chloride; Ammonium, benzyldodecyldimethyl-, chloride; Amoryl BR 1244; Bas 2631; Benzododecinii Chloridum; Benzododecinii chloridum [INN-Latin]; Benzododecinio cloruro [DCIT]; Benzododecinium chloride; Benzyl-lauryldimethylammonium chloride; Benzyldimethyldodecylammonium chloride; Benzyldimethyllaurylammonium chloride; Benzyldodecyldimethylammonium chloride; Catigene OM; Catinal CB 50; Catiogen PAN; Catiolite BC 50; Cequartyl A; Chlorure de benzododecinium [INN-French]; Cloruro de benzododecinio [INN-Spanish]; D-Dodecyl-N,N-dimethylbenzenemethanaminium chloride; DYK 1125; Dehyquart LDB; Dimethylbenzyldodecylammonium chloride; Dimethylbenzyllaurylammonium chloride; Dimethyldodecylbenzylammonium chloride; Dodecyl dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride; Dodecyl-dimethyl-benzylammonium chloride; Dodecylbenzyldimethylammonium chloride; Dodecyldimethylbenzylammonium chloride (ACN); Laurylbenzalkonium chloride; Laurylbenzyldimethylammonium chloride; Lauryldimethylbenzylammonium chloride; Loraquat B 50; N-Benzyl-N-dodecyl-N,N-dimethylammonium chloride; N-Dodecyl-N,N-dimethyl-N-benzylammonium chloride; N-Dodecyl-N,N-dimethylbenzenemethanaminium chloride; N-Dodecyldimethylbenzylammonium chloride; N-Lauryldimethylbenzylammonium chloride; Noramium DA 50; Orthosan HM; QBA 1211; Retarder N; Rewoquat B 50; Rolcril; Swanol CA 100; Swanol CA 101; Tetranil BC 80; Texnol R 5; Triton K60; Vantoc CL; Zephirol; n-Dodecyldimethylbenzylammonium chloride; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Quaternary Amines

Sources/Uses

Used in contact lens solutions, eye solutions, cosmetics, and mouthwashes; also used in medical and dental cold sterilization solutions; [Marks, p. 236] Quarternary ammonium compounds are also used as algaecides/slimicides (swimming pools, industrial water reservoirs, and farm ponds), antiseptcis for cleaning wounds, antistatic agents for textiles, softeners for paper products, and pigment dispersers; [IPCS-PIMs]

Comments

Mild skin irritant; Ingestion hazard; [EPA OHM/TADS] Occupational asthma in a pharmacist confirmed by broncho-provocation testing and PEF; [Malo] Allergic contact dermatitis is infrequently documented for quaternary ammonium compounds; [Marks, p. 266] Quaternary ammonium compounds have curare-like properties when concentrated solutions are ingested; Affected patients may have methemoglobinemia and hemolysis and die within 1-3 hours; Elevated liver function tests were reported; Concentrated solutions can cause burns; No data on carcinogenicity or teratogenicity; [IPCS-PIMs]

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Asthma

Yes

Neurotoxin

Other CNS Neurotoxin

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Methemoglobinemia

Methemoglobinemia, Secondary

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