cationic detergents


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cat·i·on·ic de·ter·gents

detergents, such as the amine salts or quaternary ammonium or pyridinium compounds of long-chain fatty acids, that have positively charged groups attached to the larger hydrophobic portions.
cationic detergents quaternary ammonium compounds, e.g. Cetrimide and Roccal; bactericidal to many Gram-positive microorganisms but having little or no effect on Gram-negative microorganisms

cationic

having qualities dependent on having free cations available.

cationic detergents
are wetting agents that disrupt or damage cell membranes, denature proteins and inactivate enzymes. Examples are the quaternary ammonium compounds.