What are cationic detergents? Which cationic detergent is used in hair conditioner?

Asked by Topperlearning User | 9th Jul, 2014, 02:17: PM

Expert Answer:

Cationic detergents are quarternary ammonium salts of amines with acetates, chlorides or bromides as anions. Cationic part possess a long hydrocarbon chain and a positive charge on nitrogen atom. Hence, these are called cationic  detergents. Cetyltrimethylammonium bromide is a popular cationic detergent and is used in hair conditioners.

Answered by  | 9th Jul, 2014, 04:17: PM