Agent Name

Fentichlor

CAS Number

97-24-5

Formula

C12-H8-Cl2-O2-S

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

2,2'-Dihydroxy-5,5'-dichlorodiphenyl sulfide; 2,2'-Dihydroxy-5,5'-dichlorophenyl sulfide; 2,2'-Thiobis(4-chlorophenol); 5,5'-Dichloro-2,2'-dihydroxydiphenyl sulfide; Bis(2-hydroxy-5-chlorophenyl) sulfide; Bis(2-hydroxy-5-chlorophenyl)sulfide; CR 305; D 25; D 25 (VAN); D 25-Antimykotikum; Fentichlor; Fenticlor; Fenticloro [INN-Spanish]; Fenticlorum [INN-Latin]; HL 1050; Meflorin; Novex; Oksid; Ovitrol; Ph 549; Phenol, 2,2'-thiobis(4-chloro-; Phentichlorum; S 7 (VAN); S 7 (antimycotic); [ChemIDplus]

Category

Biocides/Disinfectants

Description

White to cream-colored solid or pale yellow powder; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

Classification Code: Anti-infective, topical ; Antifungal agents [NLM, ChemIDplus] Used as a preservative in water circulation systems to prevent the growth of algae and slime; it has antimicrobial activity against bacteria, fungi, and algae; [Ullmann] Used in cosmetics (hair dressings and antifungal creams) sold outside the United States; also reported in workers handling thermoplastic resins; [Marks, p. 231]

Comments

May be irritating to the skin; [CAMEO] A photosensitizer reported in Canada, Britain, and Australia; [Marks, p. 231-2]

Adverse Effects
Dermatotoxin

Contact Dermatitis, Photoallergic

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