Amylmetacresol

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Amylmetacresol
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Systematic (IUPAC) name
5-methyl-2-pentylphenol
Clinical data
AHFS/Drugs.com International Drug Names
Legal status
Routes Oral
Identifiers
CAS number 53043-14-4
ATC code R02AA20
PubChem CID 14759
ChemSpider 14076 YesY
Chemical data
Formula C12H18O 
Mol. mass 178.27
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Amylmetacresol is an antiseptic used to treat infections of the mouth and throat. It is one of two active ingredients in Strepsils / Gorpils and Lorsept lozenges. Boots Group also make a lozenge with this as an active ingredient. Amylmetacresol has a RW coefficient of 250.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Twort, CC; Baker, AH (1942). "Further Researches on Bactericidal Mists and Smokes". The Journal of Hygiene 42 (3): 266–283. doi:10.1017/s0022172400035476. PMC 2199819. PMID 20475630. 

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