Alkyl (C12-16) dimethylbenzylammonium chloride

Agent Name
Alkyl (C12-16) dimethylbenzylammonium chloride
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Nitrogen Compounds
ADBAC; [Reference #1] Ammonium, alkyl(C12-C16)dimethylbenzyl-, chlorides; BTC 835; Barquat MB 80; Benzyl-C12-C16-alkyldimethyl ammonium chlorides; Bioquat 501; Bioquat 80; Black Algaetrine; C12-16-Alkyldimethylbenzylammonium chloride; Catigene T80; Cyncal 80; Gardiquat 1250AF; Hyamine 3500; Maquat MC 1412; Protek Q; Rolquat CDM/BC; Tret-O-Lite WF 828; Tret-O-Lite WF 88; Quaternary ammonium compounds, benzyl-C12-16-alkyldimethyl, chlorides; Quaternary ammonium compounds, benzyl-C12-C16-alkyldimethyl, chlorides; [ChemIDplus]
Quaternary Amines
Solid; [EPA ChAMP: Initial Risk-Based Prioritization Document]
Used as an antimicrobial/insecticide/fungicide with applications including agricultural (ornamental plants), food handling, medical, swimming pools, wood preservation, and industrial water systems (recirculating cooling water, pulp and paper, drilling muds, oil well injection, and saltwater disposal); [Reference #1]
Category members and supporting chemicals demonstrate corrosion to the skin and eyes of rabbits; No skin sensitization in guinea pigs; Low to moderate acute oral toxicity; Low acute dermal toxicity; High acute inhalation toxicity; Increased liver weights, histopathology, and increased ALT activity in repeated-dose oral studies; [EPA ChAMP: Hazard Characterizations] Acute studies performed using BQ451-8 biocide (82.6% purity); Oral LD50 (rat) = 305 mg/kg; Dermal LD50 (rat) = 930 mg/kg; Inhalation LC50 (rat) is greater than 54 mg/m3 and less than 510 mg/m3; Corrosive to rabbit skin; Not a skin sensitizer in guinea pigs; Chronic dietary study of rats produced a LOAEL of 88 mg/kg/day for decreased body weight and weight gain; No evidence of carcinogenicity or mutagenicity; [Reference #1]
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Biomedical References

Adverse Effects

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