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BAC50 is a cationic surfactant containing 50% active quaternary ammonium compound benzalkonium chloride which is used as a biocide, fungicide, algaecide, and surfactant and exhibits broad spectrum activity against a range of gram positive and gram-negative bacteria as well as enveloped viruses such as Hepatitis B and HIV.
BAC50 is suitable for the formulation of disinfectants, cleansers and sterilant and as a fungicidal/algicidal wash base for the maintenance or pre-decoration treatment of masonry, brick, timber, plaster, paintwork etc.
It can be used as an algicide, slimicide in swimming pools, industrial water reservoirs and cooling towers and for the preparation of wood preserving formulations intended for primary treatment and secondary preservation.
Benzalkonium chloride (BAC50) is a quaternary ammonium-based antiseptic and disinfectant. It is a bactericidal and fungicidal agent that helps to reduce the growth of organisms in multidose containers, and it is similar to other cationic surfactants.
- Active ingredient in a variety of Disinfectants.
- Fungicidal: kill fungus, algae & mould.
- Used as a preservative in cosmetics.
- Used in formulations of mils cleaners.
- Phase transfer agent.
- Microbe corrosion inhibition in the oil industry.
- Water Treatment.
- Soft Washing buildings, exterior and outdoor surfaces.
Benzalkonium chloride is readily soluble in ethanol, IPA, and acetone. Although dissolution in water is slow, aqueous solutions are easier to handle and are preferred. Solutions should be neutral to slightly alkaline, with colour ranging from colourless to a pale yellow. Solutions should foam when shaken.
Benzalkonium Chloride Biocidal Properties
BAC50 possesses a wide spectrum of antimicrobial efficacy including activity against the following organisms:
Manufactured here in the UK.
BAC50 is a rapid acting biocide for protection against algae, yeast, bacterial and fungal growth in the wet state. It displays high degree of biodegradability.
It is a biocide, miscible in water and of low toxicity. It can be used to control the growth of microorganisms in emulsion paints, adhesives concrete additives and other water treatment formulations. Active ingredient in a variety of disinfectants. Fungicidal: kill fungus, algae and mould, used as a preservative in cosmetics, used in formulations of mils cleaners, phase transfer agent, microbe corrosion inhibition in the oil industry, water treatment, algaecide and Soft Washing buildings, exterior and outdoor surfaces.
More information on BAC50
Product name: Benzalkonium Chloride
CAS number: 68424-85-1
EC number: 270-325-2
For professional use only
PLEASE NOTE: We do not sell this product for use as a Biocidal Product. It is the responsibility of the user to obtain registration for formulations when intended use is as a biocide, appropriate to its recommended application and the country or territory in which it will be used.
Specification and Material Safety Data Sheet are available upon request.
Health & Safety
Danger: Harmful if swallowed. Causes severe skin burns and eye damage. Very toxic to aquatic life. Do not breathe dust/fumes/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF SWALLOWED: Call a if you feel unwell. IF SWALLOWED: rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. IF ON SKIN (or hair): Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water. IF INHALED: Remove person to fresh air and keep comfortable for breathing.