CHEBI:53587 - quaternium-52

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ChEBI Name quaternium-52
Definition A quaternary ammonium salt in which a positively charged nitrogen is substituted by three (ω-hydroxy)poly(oxyethane-1,2-diyl)groups and one stearyl group, the counterion being phosphate. It is commonly used as a constituent of hairsprays.
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Formula C24H52O3N(C2H4O)n.H2O3P
Net Charge 0
Roles Classification
Chemical Role(s): surfactant
A substance which lowers the surface tension of the medium in which it is dissolved, and/or the interfacial tension with other phases, and, accordingly, is positively adsorbed at the liquid/vapour and/or at other interfaces.
Application(s): cosmetic
The role played by a substance in enhancing the appearance or odour of the human body; a name given to the substance itself or to a component of it.
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Outgoing quaternium-52 (CHEBI:53587) has role cosmetic (CHEBI:64857)
quaternium-52 (CHEBI:53587) has role surfactant (CHEBI:35195)
quaternium-52 (CHEBI:53587) is a phosphate salt (CHEBI:37853)
quaternium-52 (CHEBI:53587) is a quaternary ammonium salt (CHEBI:35273)
α,α',α''-[(octadecylnitrilo)triethane-2,1-diyl]tris(ω-hydroxy)poly(oxyethane-1,2-diyl) dihydrogen phosphate
Synonyms Sources
dehyquart SP
Note: (2009-11-10) 50% solution of quaternium-52 in water.
stearyl-tris(polyethoxy)ammonium phosphate ChEBI
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DE19722043 Patent
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Registry Number Type Source
58069-11-7 CAS Registry Number ChemIDplus
Citation Waiting for Citations Type Source
7526642 PubMed citation Europe PMC
Last Modified
11 September 2013