BKC applications

Contraception formulations

Benzalkonium Chloride is scientifically proven to be an effective spermicide. Our Benzalkonium Chloride is used in various spermicidal products, such as:

    • Spermicidal gels, creams, foams and solutions

    • Spermicidal soft capsule

    • Spermicidal sponges

    • Vaginal tablets and suppositories

    • In these applications, the concentration of active Quat varies typically from 0.1 to 1.5%.


    For formulations coming into contact with mucosal tissue, it is necessary to utilize only the purest and safest ingredients.

    Novo Nordisk Pharmatech manufactures Benzalkonium Chloride using only the purest amines. Our production and process know-how allows us to keep the lowest possible level of impurities and to offer Benzalkonium Chloride with a completely well-defined alkyl chain length distribution. This way, we can also offer customized chain length distributions.

    cGMP manufacturing of our pharmaceutical grade Benzalkonium Chloride, according to ICH Q7, allows us to offer the highest quality on the market, ensuring transparency of our procedures, complete traceability and complete documentation.

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