Agent Name

Triclosan

CAS Number

3380-34-5

Formula

C12-H7-Cl3-O2

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

2,4,4'-Trichloro-2'-hydroxydiphenyl ether; 5-Chloro-2-(2,4-dichlorophenoxy)phenol; CH 3565; Cloxifenolum; DP-300; Irgasan; Irgasan DP300; Lexol 300; Phenol, 5-chloro-2-(2,4-dichlorophenoxy)-; Phenyl ether, 2'-hydroxy-2,4,4'-trichloro-; Stri-Dex Cleansing Bar; Stri-Dex Face Wash; Triclosan; Triclosanum [INN-Latin]; Ether, 2'-hydroxy-2,4,4'-trichlorodiphenyl; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Biocides/Disinfectants

Description

White to off-white crystalline powder; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

A halogenated phenol used in cosmetics and toilet soaps as an antiseptic and disinfectant; [Marks, p. 235]

Comments

Frequently used in antibacterial soaps and infrequently reported as a contact allergen and even less often as a photosensitizer; [Marks, p. 235]

Reference Link

EPA Pesticide Chemical Search

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

6.45E-7 mm Hg

Reference Link

Health care worker exposures to the antibacterial agent triclosan.

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Contact Dermatitis, Photoallergic

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