Benzalkonium Chloride

Benzalkonium Chloride is primarily used as a preservative and antimicrobial agent, and secondarily used as a surfactant. It works by killing microorganisms and inhibiting their future growth, and for this reason frequently appears as an ingredient in antibacterial hand wipes, antiseptic creams and anti-itch ointments. In cosmetics, its antimicrobial properties are employed to protect products from spoiling. It is a broad spectrum terminal disinfectant.

BKC surfactant chemical or Benzalkonium Chloride is used for versatile applications for surface and water in various applications throughout food and beverage industries and institutions.

Key Features and Benefits

  • Excellent disinfection and detergency
  • Non-tainting, for use on food contact surfaces
  • Non-corrosive to system metallurgy
  • Highly concentrated for low dosage
  • Eco-friendly, biodegradable and skin-friendly
  • High efficacy against SPC, coliforms, gram positive, gram negative bacteria & yeast

Physiochemical Data

Properties Typical Value
Form Clear liquid
Appearance Colourless to Pale
Odour Characteristic
Solubility Completely soluble with water

Brand Names

BKC 80%

Benzalkonium Chloride Solution - 80%

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BKC 50%

Benzalkonium Chloride Solution - 50%

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Handling Measures
and Precautions

Flammable & Corrosive Product. Proper human safety products such as splash goggles, lab coat, vapour respirator, NIOSH approved gloves and boots should be worn while handling and applying chemicals. Splashes on the skin should be washed off with water immediately. In case of splashing into the eyes, flush them with fresh water and obtain medical attention. Mutagenic. Should not be injected.


Should be stored in original vented containers, away from heat, direct sunlight and combustibles. Store in a cool and dry place. Please refer label and SDS for details.