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
- 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
|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