cationic detergent


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cationic detergent

[‚kad·ē′än·ik di′tər·jənt]
(chemistry)
A member of a group of detergents that have molecules containing a quaternary ammonium salt cation with a group of 12 to 24 carbon atoms attached to the nitrogen atom in the cation; an example is alkyltrimethyl ammonium bromide.
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