WHAT IS AmmonyX 4

AmmonyX 4 is most commonly used as an emollient, antistatic or conditioning agent in the personal care, cosmetics and beauty industries. Its ability to impart softness and antistatic properties to hair make it an ideal ingredient in conditioners, mousses, cream rinses and other hair products.

  • Synonyms: Ammonyx 4, Octadecyl Dimethyl Benzyl Ammonium Chloride, Stearalkonium Chloride, Stearyl Dimethyl Benzyl Ammonium Chloride
  • INCI: Stearalkonium Chloride
  • Chemical formula: C27H50ClN
  • CAS #: 75-07-0|112-92-5|122-19-0|123-91-1|7732-18-5


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Product Specifications

Appearancewhite semi solid paste
Boiling point248°F (120.0°C)
Molecular weight424.1 g/mol
Weight per gallon8.2536 lbs/gal
ClassCationic Surfactant, Quaternary Ammonium Compound


Ammonyx 4 uses inlcude conditioners, shampoos, hair colorants, hair sprays, mouses. paper and paperboard, textile dyeing

  • Personal Care: Ammonyx 4 is used as an emollient, antistatic or conditioning agent. Ideal ingredient in conditioners, mousses, cream rinses and other hair products

Quick Answers

AmmonyX 4 is known more formally by its chemical names stearyl dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride or stearalkonium chloride — is a biodegradable cationic surfactant quaternary ammonium compound. It was first designed and used in the fabric industry as a fabric softener.

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Ammonyx 4 is available in drum in variable quantities.

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