Elementis Specialties’ range of cationic surfactants comprises quaternary ammonium compounds which can be based on dimethylsulphate, diethylsulphate, methylchloride, benzylchloride or epichlorohydrin; all of which are available in water and various organic solvents.
Cationic surfactants show surfactant properties over the whole pH range. Many applications of cationic surfactants are based on their adsorption behaviour on negatively charged surfaces. Typically quaternary ammonium compounds are used as hydrophobic agent, hydrotropes, antistatic and softening agent (fabrics). The range of ester- and amide based quaternary ammonium compounds comply with the European detergent regulations..
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