benzalkonium chloride
/ben'zal koh"nee euhm/, Chem.
a white or yellowish-white, water-soluble mixture of ammonium chloride derivatives having the structure C8H10NRCl, where R is a mixture of radicals ranging from C8H17- to C18H37-, that occurs as an amorphous powder or in gelatinous lumps: used chiefly as an antiseptic and a disinfectant.
[BENZ- + ALK(YL) + (AMM)ONIUM]

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