Dichlorophene

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Description

A fungicide and disinfectant used in antimicrobial soaps and shampoos. Dichlorophene has been used on stone and plaster to kill lichen and algae (Rowland and Riley 1981). It is also used in industry as a textile preservative and as a photosensitizer.

Synonyms and Related Terms

dichlorophen; DDDM; 2,2-methylenebis[4-chlorophenol]; G-4; Anthiphen; Didroxane; Di-phenthane-70; Panacide [BDH]; Parabis; Preventol G-D; Teniatol; Cuniphen

Other Properties

Soluble in acetone, ethers and alcohols. Insoluble in water.

Composition C13H10Cl2O2
CAS 97-23-4
Melting Point 177-178
Molecular Weight mol. wt. = 269.13

Hazards and Safety

Inhalation, ingestion, and contact may cause severe irritation.

LD50(mice) = 1200 mg/kg

May produce toxic chloride fumes when burned.

Toxicology: data

Additional Information

T.Rowland, N.Riley, A-Z Guide to Cleaning, Conserving and Repairing Antiques, Constable and Co., Ltd., London, 1981

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • The Merck Index, Martha Windholz (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Rahway NJ, 10th edition, 1983 Comment: entry 3120
  • G.Caneva, M.P.Nugari, O.Salvadori, Biology in the Conservation of Works of Art, ICCROM, Rome, 1991
  • Tom Rowland, Noel Riley, A-Z Guide to Cleaning, Conserving and Repairing Antiques, Constable and Co., Ltd., London, 1981

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