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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
  
An odorless antiseptic compound widely used as a [[disinfectant]] in [[detergent|detergents]]. Cetol is active at low concentrations and has been used to kill bacteria, [[fungus|fungi]], [[algae]], and [[lichen|lichens]]. It does not kill spores. The compounds effectivness is reduced in solutions containing hard water, salts, or organic compounds.
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An odorless antiseptic compound widely used as a [[disinfectant]] in [[detergent|detergents]]. Cetol is active at low concentrations and has been used to kill bacteria, [[fungus|fungi]], [[algae]], and [[lichen|lichens]]. It does not kill spores. The compounds effectiveness is reduced in solutions containing hard water, salts, or organic compounds.
  
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
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[[[SliderGallery rightalign|cetalkonium chloride.jpg~Chemical structure]]]
 
[[[SliderGallery rightalign|cetalkonium chloride.jpg~Chemical structure]]]
  
== Other Properties ==
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== Risks ==
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* Contact may cause skin irritation.
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* An overdose may cause shortness of breath, cyanosis, CNS depression, low blood pressure, coma.
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* Fisher Scientific: [https://fscimage.fishersci.com/msds/88331.htm MSDS]
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==Physical and Chemical Properties==
  
 
Soluble in sorbitol solutions, glycerol, ether
 
Soluble in sorbitol solutions, glycerol, ether
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== Hazards and Safety ==
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==Resources and Citations==
 
 
Contact may cause skin irritation. An overdose may cause shortness of breath, cyanosis, CNS depression, low blood pressure, coma.
 
 
 
Fisher Scientific: [https://fscimage.fishersci.com/msds/88331.htm MSDS]
 
 
 
== Authority ==
 
  
 
* G.Caneva, M.P.Nugari, O.Salvadori, ''Biology in the Conservation of Works of Art'', ICCROM, Rome, 1991
 
* G.Caneva, M.P.Nugari, O.Salvadori, ''Biology in the Conservation of Works of Art'', ICCROM, Rome, 1991
  
* Website address 1  Comment: e-DOC at http://www.edoc.co.za/medilink/actives/194.html
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* e-DOC at http://www.edoc.co.za/medilink/actives/194.html
  
  
  
 
[[Category:Materials database]]
 
[[Category:Materials database]]

Latest revision as of 08:07, 28 May 2022

Description

An odorless antiseptic compound widely used as a Disinfectant in detergents. Cetol is active at low concentrations and has been used to kill bacteria, fungi, Algae, and lichens. It does not kill spores. The compounds effectiveness is reduced in solutions containing hard water, salts, or organic compounds.

Synonyms and Related Terms

benzyldimethylhexadecylammonium chloride; N-hexadecyl-N,N-dimethylbenzenemethanaminium chloride; Cetol; quaternary ammonium compounds

Chemical structure

Cetalkonium chloride.jpg


Risks

  • Contact may cause skin irritation.
  • An overdose may cause shortness of breath, cyanosis, CNS depression, low blood pressure, coma.
  • Fisher Scientific: MSDS

Physical and Chemical Properties

Soluble in sorbitol solutions, glycerol, ether

Composition C25H46ClN.H2O
CAS 122-18-9
Melting Point 59 C
Molecular Weight mol. wt. = 395.78

Resources and Citations

  • G.Caneva, M.P.Nugari, O.Salvadori, Biology in the Conservation of Works of Art, ICCROM, Rome, 1991

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