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Stearalkonium chloride is the benzyldimethylstearylammonium chloride, a benzalkonium derivative, a complex ammonium compound also known as a quaternary ammonium compound or quats. Quaternary ammonium compounds have a quaternary nitrogen atom, i.e. a nitrogen atom in which all four hydrogen atoms are replaced by organic radicals.
Stearalkonium chloride, a benzalkonium chloride derivative is a substance used in cosmetic formulations. It acts as an antistatic agent (reduces electrostatic charges on skin and hair), preservative (protects cosmetic products from microbial spoilage) and surfactant (washing-active substance/improves the even distribution of the products during application).