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Dihydrogenated Tallow Dimethyl Ammonium Chloride

Chemical name: Dihydrogenated Tallow Dimethyl Ammonium Chloride

Trade brand: WHAMINE DHT21

CAS No.: 61789-80-8

Molecular weight: 573.5


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Molecular structure of Dihydrogenated Tallow Dimethyl Ammonium Chloride

Dihydrogenated Tallow Dimethyl Ammonium Chloride (DTDMAC) is a quaternary ammonium compound commonly used in the production of fabric softeners and certain types of disinfectants. Its molecular structure can be represented as follows:

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In this representation:

The long hydrophobic tail is derived from dihydrogenated tallow, providing the compound with its surfactant properties.

The positively charged nitrogen atom in the center is responsible for the cationic nature of the molecule.

The chloride ion (Cl-) balances the positive charge and completes the quaternary ammonium structure.

This molecular structure contributes to the compound's ability to act as a cationic surfactant with applications in various industries.


Properties Of Dihydrogenated Tallow Dimethyl Ammonium Chloride

Double alkyl quaternary ammonium salt is almost insoluble in water, and soluble in non-polar solvents, and it is colorless or light yellow liquid or paste at room temperature. It has a good chemical stability.

Dihydrogenated tallow dimethyl ammonium chlorideis one of most important products as a double alkyl quaternary ammonium.



Application Of Dihydrogenated Tallow Dimethyl Ammonium Chloride

Dihydrogenated tallow dimethyl ammonium chloride can be used as fabric softener, antistatic agent, conditioner, disinfectant, asphalt emulsifier, acrylic fiber leveling agent, organic modified agent, hair finishing and dye additives.

1.Fabric softener: because of good soft performance, tallow dimethyl ammonium chloride is the main body of the fabric softener currently.

2.Tallow dimethyl ammonium chloride is a good asphalt emulsifier.

3.Dihydrogenated tallow dimethyl ammonium chloride is a good organic bentonite covering agent.

4.Other: tallow dimethyl ammonium chloride is one of the most importantly indispensable raw materials of cosmetics, washing supplies, three times oil production, sugar industry, textile printing and dyeing industry.


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Color of Dihydrogenated tallow dimethyl ammonium chloride


Frequently Asked Questions about Dimethyl Ammonium Chloride (DHTDMAC)

Q: What is Dihydrogenated Tallow Dimethyl Ammonium Chloride (DHTDMAC)?

A: Dihydrogenated Tallow Dimethyl Ammonium Chloride is a type of quaternary ammonium compound. It is derived from tallow (animal fat) and is often used as a surfactant and cationic detergent in various industrial and household products.


Q: What are the primary applications of DHTDMAC?

A: DHTDMAC is commonly used as a fabric softener in laundry detergents and as a conditioning agent in hair care products. It also finds applications in the textile industry, as an antistatic agent, and in the paper industry as a softening agent.


Q: Is DHTDMAC safe for use?

A: Generally, DHTDMAC is considered safe when used according to recommended guidelines. However, as with any chemical, it's important to follow safety precautions. It's advised to check specific product labels and consult safety data sheets for detailed information.


Q: How does DHTDMAC function as a fabric softener?

A: DHTDMAC functions as a fabric softener by adsorbing onto fabric fibers during the rinse cycle. The positively charged molecules are attracted to the negatively charged surface of fabrics, reducing friction between fibers and providing a softer feel.


Q: Can DHTDMAC be used in combination with other surfactants?

A: Yes, DHTDMAC can be used in combination with other surfactants. Its cationic nature makes it compatible with certain anionic and nonionic surfactants. The specific formulation depends on the intended application and the desired properties of the final product.


Q: Does DHTDMAC have any environmental considerations?

A: Like many quaternary ammonium compounds, DHTDMAC can be persistent in the environment. It's important to consider its biodegradability and environmental impact when using it in products. Some formulations may incorporate biodegradable options to minimize environmental impact.


Q: Can DHTDMAC be used in personal care products?

A: Yes, DHTDMAC is commonly used in personal care products, particularly in hair conditioners and hair care formulations. Its cationic nature makes it effective in providing conditioning and antistatic properties to hair.


Q: Is DHTDMAC vegan or animal-derived?

A: DHTDMAC is derived from tallow, which is a rendered form of animal fat. Therefore, it is not considered vegan. Alternatives or formulations using plant-based ingredients may be preferred by those following a vegan lifestyle.


Q: Are there any regulatory restrictions on the use of DHTDMAC?

A: Regulatory restrictions may vary by region. It's important to comply with local regulations and guidelines when using DHTDMAC in formulations. Manufacturers typically provide information on compliance with relevant standards.



Package And Storage Of Dihydrogenated Tallow Dimethyl Ammonium Chloride

200L plastic drum, IBC(1000L), customers' requirement. 

Storage for one year in shady room and dry place.

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Package And Storage Of Dihydrogenated Tallow Dimethyl Ammonium Chloride

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