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[Dow Chemical] A brand name for a series of phenolic compounds used as disinfectants, fungicides, and preservatives. Dowicide is added to water-based paints such as casein, distemper, and gum tempera.

- Dowicide A: contains sodium ortho-phenyl phenate

- Dowicide B: contains sodium 2,4,5-trichlorophenate

- Dowicide 1: contains ortho-phenyl phenol

- Dowicide G: contains sodium pentachlorophenate

Other Properties

Soluble in water, methanol and acetone.


  • Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
  • Marie Svoboda, Conservation Survey Index, unpublished, 1997
  • Conservation Materials Ltd., Catalog

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