Agent Name

4-Chloro-3,5-xylenol

CAS Number

88-04-0

Formula

C8-H9-Cl-O

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

2-Chloro-5-hydroxy-1,3-dimethylbenzene; 2-Chloro-5-hydroxy-m-xylene; 2-Chloro-m-xylenol; 3,5-Dimethyl-4-chlorophenol; 4-Chloro-1-hydroxy-3,5-dimethylbenzene; 4-Chloro-3,5-dimethylphenol; 4-Chloro-3,5-xylenol; 4-Chloro-m-xylenol; Benzytol; Chloro-xylenol; Chloroxylenolum [INN-Latin]; Chlorxylenolum; Clorossilenolo [DCIT]; Cloroxilenol [INN-Spanish]; Desson; Dettol; Dettol, liquid antiseptic; Espadol; Husept Extra; Nipacide MX; Ottasept; Ottasept Extra; PCMX; Phenol, 4-chloro-3,5-dimethyl-; RBA 777; Septiderm-Hydrochloride; Willenol V; p-Chloro-3,5-xylenol; p-Chloro-m-xylenol; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Biocides/Disinfectants

Description

Crystals from benzene; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

PCMX is one of the biocides commonly used in metalworking fluids. [Occupational Exposure to Metalworking Fluids. DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 98-102, 1998, Table 4-1]

Comments

"Chloroxylenol is a very popular household and hospital disinfectant, and the authors have seen housekeepers who developed allergic contact dermatitis from this preservative in liquid soaps." [Marks, p. 141]

Reference Link

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Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.01 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

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