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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


  • Inhalation, ingestion, and contact may cause severe irritation.
  • LD50(mice) = 1200 mg/kg
  • May produce toxic chloride fumes when burned.
  • Biosynth Carbosynth: SDS

Physical and Chemical Properties

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

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

Resources and Citations

  • 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