Behentrimonium Chloride

Cationic surfactant

Behentrimonium Chloride

  • INCI Name:       Behentrimonium Chloride
  • Chemical Name:Quaternary ammonium compounds, benzyl-C8-18-alkyldimethyl, chlorides
  • CAS No:              8001-54-5/63449-41-2

Behentrimonium chloride is a type of quaternary ammonium compound that is commonly used in hair care products due to its conditioning and detangling properties. It is an antistatic ingredient and is also an emulsifying agent, which helps to improve the moisture content of the hair. Helps to reduce static and frizz. It also helps to condition the hair and stabilize the formulation.

  • Conditioning
    Behentrimonium chloride is a mild conditioning agent for both the skin and hair. Conditioning ingredients helps to improve the moisture content of the skin, it is also used in hair care products and also helps to emulsify the product, keeping it a uniform and consistent texture.
  • Anti-static
    Behentrimonium chloride is mainly used for its ability to reduce static electricity that can occur between the hair shafts when they move against each other or against fabrics.This improves the appearance of the hair, giving it shine, improved volume and can also help to visibly improve the appearance of damaged or chemically treated hair.
  • Product Rheology and Viscosity
    In addition to their conditioning benefits, these cationic molecules have other functions and roles in a formulation.
    Most noticeably, they work as an emulsifier and form oil-in-water emulsions for hair conditioners, deep conditioners, curling creams, etc.
    They stabilize emollients, natural oils, butter, and waxes in the water phase system, also boost the viscosity of the product and deliver a special sensorial feel during product application.

Uses & Applications

Personal care

  • Hair care: Primarily used in hair care products such as shampoo, conditioner, mask, hair serum, hair styling aide, beard care, beard cleanser etc.
  • Skin care: It used in products such as moisturizer, exfoliant, scrub, hand cream, face cream, toner.
    As a preservative, it inhibits the development of micro-organisms in cosmetic products

Product Details






White to light yellow granular

Active matter %,≥


Free amine %,≤

0.5 (M=353)

pH (1% aqueous solution)


Amine hydrochloride KOHmg/g


IPA content %


Water %


Ash content  %




Shelf Life

24 months

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Technical Data Sheet — Behentrimonium Chloride

Material Safety Data Sheet– Behentrimonium Chloride

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