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[Reckitt Benckiser] A registered trademark for a liquid antiseptic, disinfectant, and fungicide. Lysol contains soap, Ortho-phenyl phenol and ethanol as active ingredients. The brown, oily liquid is miscible with water and alcohol. Lysol® has been used as a fungicides in starch, glue, and polyvinyl acetate emulsions. Dilute solutions have also been used for removing lichens from granite (Wainwright 1986).

Density 1.043

Hazards and Safety

Contact may cause skin irritation.

Reckitt & Colman: MSDS 11/10/99

Additional Information

° Reckitt Benckiser: Lysol Website

° I.N.M.Wainwright, "Lichen removal from an engraved memorial to Walt Whitman" APT Bulletin XVIII (4) 46-51.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Thomas Gregory, The Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Reinhold Publishing, New York, 3rd ed., 1942
  • G.Caneva, M.P.Nugari, O.Salvadori, Biology in the Conservation of Works of Art, ICCROM, Rome, 1991

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