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BENZALKONIUM CHLORIDE (BKC)

Benzalkonium chloride (BKC) is a nitrogenous cationic surface-acting agent used as a biocide, a cationic surfactant and phase transfer agent.

Benzalkonium Chloride (BKC) is a safe, rapid acting bactericide, algaecide and fungicide. Widely used as a combination sanitizer-disinfectant for the hospital, livestock and personal hygiene sectors / sugar and water treatment etc.

Benzalkonium Chloride (BKC) offers strong detergency & rapid, safe, powerful antimicrobial activity at low ppm

Benzalkonium Chloride (BKC) based disinfectants are non-toxic, non-tainting & odour-free at use dilutions

50% w/w Benzalkonium Chloride (BKC) passes stringent bs en 1276 microbicidal testing at 1:2000 dilution

Benzalkonium Chloride (BKC) displays a high level of biodegradability when tested in accordance with oecd test protocol 301c Compatible with non-ionic, ampholytic and cationic surface-active agents Alternative cas no for Benzalkonium Chloride (BKC) : 8001-54-5 un no:1760.


APPLICATIONS :

Oil & Gas :
Pipeline corrosion inhibitor. Prevents formation of sulphurous gases. De-emulsifier/sludge breaker for enhanced oil extraction.


Manufacture of Detergent-Sanitizers :
Benzalkonium Chloride (BKC) safely incorporates both microbicidal & detergency properties into products for soil penetration & disinfection, which makes it ideal for formulation of hygiene products for personal hygiene, hospital, livestock and food & dairy use. Benzalkonium chloride has powerful potentiating activity in combination with other anti-microbial agents.


Pharmaceuticals & Cosmetics :
Safety factor of Benzalkonium Chloride (BKC) leads to use in various topical and ocular products as a preservative and to optimize emolliency and substantivity.


Food & Beverage Industry :
On account of its non-toxic, non-corrosive, non-tainting, non-staining characteristics, Benzalkonium Chloride (BKC) is widely used in the formulation of cleaner-sanitizers for:

  • Dairy Industry
  • Fisheries
  • Food Storage Tanks
  • Slaughter Houses
  • Bottling Plants
  • Milk Storage Tanks
  • Beweries
  • Catering Industry
  • Cold Storage Plants

SPECIFICATION :

Active Matter

50.0% (±1%) w/w Benzalkonium Chloride (BKC)

Alkyl Distribution

Chiefly C 12/14

Free Amine Content

1.0% Maximum

Appearance

Water White - Pale Straw

Form at 20°c

Liquid

Odour

Undetectable - Faint Almond

Density

0.97 (±0.01) g/ml

Solubility

Soluble in Water in all proportions

PH value

7.5 (±1)

Pack Size

50 kg


HS Code : 34021200