Quaternary ammonium compounds, tri-C8-10-alkylmethyl, chlorides

Agent Name
Quaternary ammonium compounds, tri-C8-10-alkylmethyl, chlorides
CAS Number
Major Category
Nitrogen Compounds
Adogen 464; Aliquat 336; Aliquat 336S; Aliquat 7402; Aliquat N 263; Disperstat A; Disperstat W; Quaternary ammonium compounds, tri-C(sub 8-10)-alkylmethyl-, chlorides; [ChemIDplus] Tri-C(8-10)-alkylmethylammonium chlorides; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]
Quaternary Amines
Pale yellow liquid with a mild odor; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]
Disperstat is an antistatic agent used on textile materials; [trademarkia.com] Aliquat 336 is used as a phase transfer catalyst; [Wikipedia] Quaternary ammonium compounds are used as algaecides/slimicides (swimming pools, industrial water reservoirs, and farm ponds), antiseptics for cleaning wounds, antistatic agents for textiles, softeners for paper products, and pigment dispersers; [IPCS-PIMs]
Quaternary ammonium compounds have curare-like properties when concentrated solutions are ingested; Affected patients may have methemoglobinemia and hemolysis and die within 1-3 hours; Elevated liver function tests were reported; Concentrated solutions can cause burns; No data on carcinogenicity or teratogenicity; [IPCS-PIMs] An irritant that may cause serious eye injury; Toxic by ingestion; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]
Biomedical References

Exposure Assessment

Lethal Concentration
LCLo (rat) = 2,400 mg/m3/12hr

Adverse Effects

MetHgb is secondary toxic effect
Hepatoxic (a) from occupational exposure (secondary effect) or (b) in animal studies or in humans after ingestion
Skin burns

Diseases, Processes, and Activities Linked to This Agent


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