benzalkonium chloride

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benzalkonium chloride

[‚benz·əl′kōn·ē·əm ′klȯr‚īd]
(organic chemistry)
C6H5CH2(CH3)2NRCl A yellow-white powder soluble in water; used as a fungicide and bactericide; the R is a mixture of alkyls from C8H17 to C18H37.