INCI Name: Benzethonium Chloride
CAS Numbers: 121-54-0
Benzethonium Chloride is a synthetic quaternary ammonium salt. This compound is an odorless white solid, soluble in water. It has surfactant, antiseptic, and anti-infective properties, and it is used as a topical antimicrobial agent in first aid antiseptics. Benzethonium chloride exhibits a broad spectrum of microbiocidal activity against bacteria, fungi, mold and viruses.
Benzethonium chloride is found in cosmetics and toiletries such as mouthwashes, anti-itch ointments, and antibacterial moist towelettes. It is also used in the food industry as a hard surface disinfectant.