Guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride

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Guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride
Names
Other names
Guar, 2-hydroxy-3-trimethylammoniopropyl ether, chloride
Identifiers
RTECS number MG0192000
UNII
Properties
Density 1.3
Hazards
Lethal dose or concentration (LD, LC):
12.5g/kg rat[1]
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
Infobox references

Guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride is an organic compound that is a water-soluble quaternary ammonium derivative of guar gum. It gives conditioning properties to shampoos and after-shampoo hair care products. The effects of the cationic charge density, guar concentration in aqueous solution, and treatment time on bleached European hair have been studied. A mechanical testing method has been successfully applied to determine the efficacy of cationic guars to improve the ease of combing. The results were confirmed in a shampoo formulation on both virgin and bleached hair.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chambers, Michael. "ChemIDplus - 65497-29-2 - Guar gum, 2-hydroxy-3-(trimethylammonio)propyl ether, chloride - Similar structures search, synonyms, formulas, resource links, and other chemical information". chem.nlm.nih.gov. 
  2. ^ US patent 5817608, Stephen R. Bell, "Cleansing compositions containing conditioning agents and refined agricultural grains", issued 1998-10-06, assigned to Brimms Inc.