ben•zal•ko'ni•um chlo'ride

Pronunciation: (ben"zal-kō'nē-um), [key] 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.

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benzal groupbenzamine


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