Polyquaternium-39, Polyquat 39



Polyquaternium-39 is an amphoteric polymer, high charge density, moisture, and pH for a wide range (1-14). These copolymers are recommended to improve the wet and dry properties of hair care products and to enhance the feel of skincare products.

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polyquaternium-39 structure formula


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Appearance colorless clear viscous liquid
Solid 10±0.5%
pH (1% water solution), 25°C  5-8
Viscosity, 25°C 5000~15000cps


Polyquaternium-39 is used in hair care products: relaxers, bleaches, dyes, shampoos, conditioners, styling products, and permanent waves.

  • Contributes luster and a soft, silky feel; provides rich, creamy foam to shampoos.
  • Provides excellent slip, lubricity, and snag-free wet compatibility without excessive buildup.
  • Imparts excellent dry compatibility.
  • Panel studies document excellent hair softness and wet hair feel during washing, rinsing, and after rinsing.
  • Help hold curls without flaking.
  • 1.0% as a product in shampoo and conditioner 3.0% as a product in other formulations.

Polyquaternium-39 is used in skincare products: moisturizing creams, lotions, bath gels, liquid soaps, soap bars, shaving products, and deodorants.

  • Imparts a smooth, velvety feel; reduces tightness after drying skin.
  • Provides excellent moisturization.
  • Contributes lubricity which can help make skincare products easier to apply.
  • Liquid cleansing products acquire richer foam with improved stability.
  • Suggested starting concentration: 1.5% as a product.

Packing and Storage:

Polyquat-39 can be packed into a 125kg PE Drum.

Pack and preserve the product in a sealed, cool and dry condition, and avoid contacting strong oxidants. The term of validity: 12months. Transportation: Non-dangerous goods.


quaternium 39, PQ-39.


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