Cationic surfactants-Quaternary ammonium salts
Appearance: colorless to pale yellow paste or liquid or solid.
Solubility: soluble in water.
Risk: irritation, low irritation to skin, eye.
Ecology: may be hazardous to environment. Water body should be given special attention.
Characteristics: excellent antistatic, foaming, foam stabilizing, emulsifying, wetting, permeating, film-forming, dispersing abilities.
Notes: can be used in child cleaning products. Related patents: USP: 7,507,399.
Quality standards & test methods
physical and chemical indexes
actives*, %, ≥
*: should be marked on molecular weight.
Conditioning agent, humectant, emollient in personal care products.
Antistatic agent, softening agent in textiles, fibers, leather.
Use as flocculant.
Leveling agent in cationic dyes.