Cationic surfactants are alluded to as chemicals in which the hydrophilic end comprises of a positively charged particle or cation. The standard capacity of these surfactants is to make lipophilic substances like oils, fats, and greases soluble in water, with the goal that they can be washed away.
Since water effortlessly helps in dissolving ionic substances or materials that comprise of one or more charged atoms, and hydrocarbons dissolve oils, fats, and greases, a surfactant particle has a hydrocarbon end and an ionic end.Typical case of cationic surfactants are trimethylalkylammonium chlorides, and the chlorides or bromides of benzalkonium and alkylpyridinium particles. These are principally utilized as fabric softeners but also find application in topical antiseptics and hand sanitizers.
Key Features and Benefits:
- Serves as great emulsifying specialists
- Do not form insoluble scums
- Displays bactericidal properties