Benzalkonium Chloride (BKC/BAC/BAK)


What is Benzalkonium Chloride?

Benzalkonium Chloride is a type of cationic surfactant. It is an organic salt classified as a quaternary ammonium compound. It has two main categories of use: a cationic surfactant, and as a phase transfer agent. Benzalkonium Chloride is also known as BZK, BKC, BAK, alkyldimethylbenzylammonium chloride and ADBAC.

Our FeF Benzalkonium Chloride products have proven efficacy against a broad spectrum of microorganisms (gram + and – & acid fast bacteria, yeast, moulds). They are effective through a wide pH range, are surface active/adhesive cationic agents and do not add unpleasant odour/colour to finished formulations.

cGMP-manufactured Benzalkonium Chloride

If uniform high quality is the key to your products, you should begin with ours. As the world’s leading supplier of quaternary ammonium compounds (Quats), we provide only the best and safest ingredients for the pharmaceutical and personal care industries. Our ingredients are produced according to the highest cGMP standards and backed by complete regulatory documentation. This combination of high-purity products and regulatory services has made us an approved supplier to many of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies.

We are highly specialised in pharmaceutical grade Quats. The uniform quality of our finished products – and of yours – is ensured by our efficient quality control systems, computerised materials planning and rigorous laboratory quality control. In-process samples, as well as finished products, are carefully analysed in our modern, well-equipped laboratory.

Highest quality standards

Our quality system meets DS/EN ISO 9001 and the ICH Guide Q7 for Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (ICH Q7). We offer complete QA/QC documentation for our cGMP manufactured Quats.

Customised solutions

Our team of experts can help you choose the right product for your formulation or develop a custom-designed product to meet your specific needs. Our proven record of fast delivery assures you of continuous availability to keep development on track and production flowing. Our in-stock pharmaceutical products can be shipped within a week, and our entire range of products is offered in a variety of packing solutions, meeting demands for small- and large-size packaging.

Benzalkonium Chloride used as API

Our innovative synthesis process makes Novo Nordisk Pharmatech a leading supplier of crystalline quaternary ammonium compounds (Quats) for a wide range of applications. High levels of purity for products such as benzalkonium chloride, cetrimide, cetrimonium bromide (CTAB) and a range of others make them particularly suited for pharmaceutical applications, such as vaccine production. They act either as preservatives or active ingredients in many ophthalmic, nasal, oral and topical drugs and in a variety of solutions, ointments and creams. For the cosmetic industry, our products’ purity and characteristics provide ideal conditioning, emulsifying and preserving effects in hair and cream products.

Extensive documentation

We offer an extensive range of documentation to help you meet registration and regulatory requirements for your products. This includes multicompendial analysis and access to regulatory documentation. We ensure the best possible service and fast preparation of documentation, such as Drug Master Files. To further facilitate your drug registration requirements, we offer access to our Certificates of Suitability according to the Monographs of the European Pharmacopoeia for benzalkonium chloride solution 50%, benzalkonium chloride and cetrimide.

Product attributes

  • Proven record of efficacy against a broad spectrum of microorganisms
  • Effective through a wide pH range
  • Odourless and colourless in your formulation
  • Surface active / adhesive cationic agent
  • Very stable, proven under ICH Q1 conditions
  • Five-year shelf life

Do you need further information?

Contact us for further information or have a look at our Quats brochure.



Phil Stafford
International Sales Manager for US and Europe

Phone: +45 2429 4174
Email: [email protected]