cationic detergent


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cationic detergent

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(Chemistry) a type of detergent in which the active part of the molecule is a positive ion (cation). Cationic detergents are usually quaternary ammonium salts and often also have bactericidal properties
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Noun1.cationic detergent - a class of synthetic detergents in which the surface-active part of the molecule is the cation
cetrimide - a cationic detergent that is a powerful disinfectant
detergent - a surface-active chemical widely used in industry and laundering
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Comments: Functions as a low foaming cationic detergent with good emulsification and coupling properties.