BAK 1:750
(Benzalkonium Chloride 1:750)

 

BAK 1:750 is a generic disinfectant intended to be used as a general purpose topical antiseptic for minor cuts and abrasions. In case of deep wounds consult a physician.

It is effective against vegetative bacteria and fungi, but it is not tuberculocidal nor is it sporicidal. Also, it is only weakly virucidal and is not a sterilant. The active ingredient is alkylbenzyldimethylammonium chloride, a quaternary ammonium compound. Quaternaries are rapid acting, non-irritating and low in toxicity. They also have good detergent and emulsifying properties. Because quaternaries are cationic they should not be used with anionic agents such as soaps and some detergents.

BAK 1:750 is not buffered and does not contains an anti-corrosive agent. Therefore, it is not suitable for disinfection of instruments. For a similar product designed for instrument disinfection see MCC catalog # 142A. It is ready to use and does not have an activator.

For a discussion of the dilution with sterile water of BAK 1:750 for other uses see here.

The recommended dilutions are:

  • 1 part BAK 1:750 with 4 parts water for disinfection of mucous membranes.
  • 1 part BAK 1:750 with 8 parts water for ophthalmic irrigation
  • 1 part BAK 1:750 with 3 parts water for vaginal douche and irrigation
  • 1 part BAK 1:750 with 10 parts water for bladder irrigation

 

PRODUCT NUMBER PACKAGING SDS DATASHEET
1451B-16oz 16 oz. SDS
1451B-1gl 1 gal. SDS