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Aako BV
P.O. Box 205
3830 AE Leusden
The Netherlands
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Genamin KDMP

CAS number:
68607-24-9, 67-63-0
Behentrimonium Chloride
EINECS number:
271-756-9, 200-661-7
Active ingredient
Non Governmental organization

General description

Alkyltrimethyl ammonium chloride

Cationic surfactant for the cosmetic industry

As a cationic surfactant, Genamin® KDMP is adsorbed onto negatively charged surfaces without leaving a visible film, for example on the hair. Because of this and its associated properties, Genamin® KDMP is especially suitable as an active ingredient for hair cosmetics. Genamin® KDMP offers a superb softening effect for thick and hard to manage hair. The antistatic effect of Genamin® KDMP is also noteworthy.


Genamin® KDMP is used mainly in cream-type hair conditioners and hair replenishing treatments. The concentration required depends on the hair. The more damaged the hair is the more Genamin® KDMP will be used to achieve best effect, starting at about 0.5% up to 2.0%, relative to the active substance.
Other possible applications are in the manufacture of antistatic fixatives for permanent waving, hair lotions, shampoos and styling creams.

Genamin® KDMP is adsorbed onto the hair from aque-ous and alcoholic solutions as well as from emulsions (dispersions) also in combination with other additives, such as film-forming agents and fatty components, and, because of the reduction in surface resistance, it prevents the hair flying after combing.
Hair damaged by bleaching, permanent waving or excessive degreasing tends to mat. Genamin® KDMP, used in cream aftertreatment preparations, considerably improves the wet combing properties and greatly improves the condition of the hair.

Genamin® KDMP can be used in combination with other cationic surfactants to allow special effects with regard to wet and dry combing properties and the feel of the shampooed hair.
Genamin® KDMP is compatible with nonionic surfactants. It reacts with anionic surfactants by forming electroneutral salts; most of these are only sparingly soluble in water but stable solutions can be obtained by using an excess of an anionic compound.
No signs of incompatibility were observed with mixtures consisting of Genamin® KDMP and commercial film-forming agents such as polyvinyl pyrrolidone, PVA and PVP/VA.

pH stability
As a quaternary ammonium salt Genamin® KDMP pos-sesses excellent stability over a wide pH range. It differs from tertiary amines in that the cation persists also in alkaline medium.

Genamin® KDMP is soluble in warm water but after cooling down Genamin® KDMP precipitates.

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