Dimethyldioctadecylammonium chloride

Agent Name
Dimethyldioctadecylammonium chloride
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Dimethyldioctadecylammonium chloride formula graphical representation
1-Octadecanaminium, N,N-dimethyl-N-octadecyl-, chloride; Adogen TA 100; Aliquat 207; Ammonium, dimethyldioctadecyl-, chloride; Ammonyx 2200P100; Arosurf TA 100; Arquad 218-100; Arquad 218-100P; Arquad R 40; CA 3475; Cation DS; Cedequat TD 75; DODA(Cl); DODAC; Dehyquart DAM; Di-n-octadecyldimethylammonium chloride; Dimethyl dioctadecyl ammonium chloride; Dimethyldistearylammonium chloride; Dioctadecyldimethylammonium chloride; Distearyl dimethylammonium chloride; Distearyldimethylammonium chloride; Genamin DSAC; KD 83; Kemamine Q 9702CLP; N,N-Dimethyl-N-octadecyl-1-octadecanaminium chloride; N,N-Dioctadecyl-N,N-dimethylammonium chloride; Q-D 86P; Quartamin D 86; Quartamin DM 86P; Quaternium 5; Sokalan 9200; Surfroyal DSAC; Talofloc; Varisoft 100; Varisoft TA 100; [ChemIDplus] DSDMAC; [eChemPortal: SIDSUNEP] DODMAC; [eChemPortal: RAR]
Solid; [ICSC] Faintly beige flakes; [MSDSonline]
Used as fabric softener (retail, commercial, and textile mills), surfactant (i.e. hair rinses and cosmetics), and flocculating agent; [HSDB] Used in Germany to activate organic clays (bentonites); [eChemPortal: SIDSUNEP]
A skin irritant; Corrosive to eyes; [ICSC] Usually not commercially available as isolated compound, but as the main constituent of dihydrogenated tallow dimethyl ammonium chloride (DHTDMAC), that is a mixture of dialkyl dimethyl ammonium compounds with varying length carbon chains of C12 to C20; [eChemPortal: SIDSUNEP] An irritant; May cause serious eye injury; [eChemPortal: ESIS] DHTDMAC is commercially available as a paste-like substance, powder, or aqueous emulsion and contains 32%, 40%, and 7% dimethyldioctadecylammonium chloride respectively; Technical grade DODMAC (77% dimethyldioctadecylammonium chloride, 11.3% isopropanol, and 11.7% water) was corrosive to rabbit skin; The pure compound caused moderate skin irritation and corrosive effects to eyes, based on rabbit studies; [eChemPortal: RAR]
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Adverse Effects

Skin burns

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