Agent Name

Dichlorophen

CAS Number

97-23-4

Formula

C13-H10-Cl2-O2

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

((Dihydroxydichloro)diphenyl)methane; 2,2'-Dihydroxy-5,5'-dichlorodiphenylmethane; 2,2'-Methylenebis(4-chlorophenol); 4,4'-Dichloro-2,2'-methylenediphenol; 5,5'-Dichloro-2,2'-dihydroxydiphenylmethane; Anthiphen; Antifen; Antiphen; Bis(2-hydroxy-5-chlorophenyl)methane; Bis(5-chlor-2-hydroxyphenyl)-methan [German]; Bis(5-chloro-2-hydroxyphenyl)methane; Bis(chlorohydroxyphenyl)methane; Bis-2-hydroxy-5-chlorfenylmethan [Czech]; Cordocel; DDDM; DDM; DDM (VAN); Di-(5-chloro-2-hydroxyphenyl)methane; Di-phentane-70; Dicestal; Dichloorfeen [Dutch]; Dichlorofen; Dichlorofen [Czech]; Dichlorophen; Dichlorophen B; Dichlorophene; Dichlorophene 10; Dichlorophene [INN-French]; Dichlorophene [ISO-French]; Dichlorophenum [INN-Latin]; Dichlorphen; Diclorofeno [INN-Spanish]; Didroxan; Didroxane; Difentan; Diphenthane 70; Embephen; Fungicide GM; Fungicide M; G 4; G 4 (VAN); G-4; Gefir; Gingivit; Giv Gard G 4-40; Halenol; Hyosan; Korium; O,O-Methyleen-bis(4-chloorfenol) [Dutch]; O,O-Metilen-bis(4-cloro-fenolo) [Italian]; Palacel; Panacide; Parabis; Phenol, 2,2'-methylenebis(4-chloro-; Plath-lyse; Prevental; Preventol GD; Preventol GDC; Sandocide; Sindar G 4; Super mosstox; Taeniatol; Teniathane; Teniatol; Teniotol; Trivex; Vermithana; Wespuril; o,o-Methyleen-bis(4-chloorfenol) [Dutch]; o,o-Metilen-bis(4-cloro-fenolo) [Italian]; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Biocides/Disinfectants

Description

White slightly cream or light pink-colored powder; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

Used as a veterinary fungicide, antihelmintic, and antiprotozoan. [Merck Index # 3071] Used as a fungicide on negatives in photographic development; [Kanerva, p. 1637] Used as a biocide, algaecide, fungicide, and disinfectant (textiles, oilfield operations, cement additive, leather, paper, cutting oils, toothpaste,soaps, lawn furniture, dermatological products,

Comments

One of the common contact allergens in antiseptics; [HSDB] One of the skin allergen of photographers and photo-lab workers; [Kanerva, p. 1637]

Restricted

As of 1998, no longer present in any registered pesticide products in the United States; [HSDB]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

9.75E-11 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

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