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Molecules 2007, 12(10), 2341-2347; doi:10.3390/12102341
Communication

Preparation of Benzalkonium Salts Differing in the Length of a Side Alkyl Chain

1, 4, 1, 2,* , 4, 1 and 1
1 Center of Advanced Studies, Faculty of Military Health Sciences, Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic 2 Department of Toxicology, Faculty of Military Health Sciences, Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic 3 Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, J.E. Purkinje University, Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic 4 Vakos XT, Prague, Czech Republic 5 Faculty of Pharmacy in Hradec Kralove, Charles University in Prague, Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 3 September 2007 / Revised: 3 October 2007 / Accepted: 4 October 2007 / Published: 24 October 2007
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Abstract

Benzalkonium salts are widely used as disinfectants, biocides and detergents,among a variety of other applications. The cationic surface-activity of these saltsdetermines their potential to act as a biocide on both target and non-target organisms. Inthis study, a quick synthesis of a complete set of the benzalkonium salts differing in thelength of an alkylating chain (from C2 to C20) is described. Moreover, their 1H-NMR, HPLC-MS, TLC and HPLC analysis were recorded.
Keywords: Benzalkonium salt; detergent; surfactant; biocide; HPLC; TLC Benzalkonium salt; detergent; surfactant; biocide; HPLC; TLC
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Kuca, K.; Marek, J.; Stodulka, P.; Musilek, K.; Hanusova, P.; Hrabinova, M.; Jun, D. Preparation of Benzalkonium Salts Differing in the Length of a Side Alkyl Chain. Molecules 2007, 12, 2341-2347.

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