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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).


  • Contact may cause skin irritation.
  • Flinn Scientific: SDS

Resources and Citations

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