Behentrimonium chloride

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Behentrimonium chloride
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IUPAC name
N,N,N-trimethyldocosan-1-aminium chloride
Other names
Docosyltrimethylammonium chloride, BTAC-228, docosyl-trimethylazanium chloride
3D model (JSmol)
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Molar mass 404.16 g·mol−1
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Behentrimonium chloride, also known as docosyltrimethylammonium chloride or BTAC-228, is a yellow waxlike organic compound with chemical formula CH3(CH2)21N(Cl)(CH3)3, used as an antistatic agent and, sometimes, a disinfectant. It is commonly found in cosmetics such as conditioners, hair dye, and mousse, and also in detergents. Laboratory tests have indicated that it does not readily biodegrade.[1]

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  1. ^ Yamane, Masayuki; Toyo, Takamasa; Inoue, Katsuhisa; Sakai, Takaya; Kaneko, Youhei; Nishiyama, Naohiro (2008). "Aquatic Toxicity and Biodegradability of Advanced Cationic Surfactant APA-22 Compatible with the Aquatic Environment". Journal of Oleo Science. 57 (10): 529–538. doi:10.5650/jos.57.529. ISSN 1345-8957. PMID 18781053.

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