Benzethonium Chloride

Benzethonium Chloride

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.


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