Didecyldimethylammonium chloride

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Didecyldimethylammonium chloride
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Names
IUPAC name
didecyl-dimethylammonium chloride
Identifiers
ATC code D08AJ06
CAS number 7173-51-5 YesY
ChEMBL ChEMBL224987 YesY
ChemSpider 22027 YesY
Jmol-3D images Image
PubChem 23558
UNII JXN40O9Y9B YesY
Properties
C22H48ClN
Molar mass 362.08 g/mol
Appearance liquid[1]
Density 0.95 g/cm3 (20 °C)[1]
Hazards
Main hazards corrosive [1]
Except where noted otherwise, data is given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Infobox references

Didecyldimethylammonium chloride is an antiseptic/disinfectant that is used in many biocidal applications. They cause disruption of intermolecular interactions and dissociation of lipid bilayers. They are broad spectrum bactericidal and fungicidal and can be used as disinfectant cleaner for linen, recommended for use in hospitals, hotels and industries. It is also used in gynaecology, surgery, ophthalmology, pediatrics, OT, and for the sterilization of surgical instruments, endoscopes and surface disinfection.

In mice this disinfectant was found to cause infertility and birth defects.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Record of didecyldimethylammonium chloride in the GESTIS Substance Database of the IFA, accessed on 2 November 2007
  2. ^ Nature News:[1]