Agent Name

Dichloroxylenol

CAS Number

133-53-9

Formula

C8-H8-Cl2-O

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

2,4-Dichloro-3,5-dimethylphenol; 2,4-Dichloro-3,5-xylenol; 3,5-Dimethyl-2,4-dichlorophenol; 3,5-Xylenol, 2,4-dichloro-; Benzene, 2,4-dichloro-1,3-dimethyl-5-hydroxy-; DCMX; Decasept; Dichloroxylenolum [INN-Latin]; Dichlorxylenolum; Dicloroxilenol [INN-Spanish]; Dicloroxilenolo [DCIT]; Dixol; Hewsol; Ottacide; Phenol, 2,4-dichloro-3,5-dimethyl-; Prinsyl; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Biocides/Disinfectants

Description

Solid; [Merck Index] White or cream colored crystalline powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a bacteriostat (in soaps), mold inhibitor, and preservative; [Merck Index] Not produced in the US; [HSDB]

Comments

An irritant; [MSDSonline]

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