p-Chlorocresol

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p-Chlorocresol
P-Chlorocresol.png
Identifiers
CAS number 59-50-7 N
PubChem 1732
ChemSpider 21106018 N
ChEMBL CHEMBL1230222 N
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Properties
Molecular formula C7H7ClO
Molar mass 142.58 g mol−1
Hazards
MSDS Oxford MSDS
EU classification Harmful (Xn)
Related compounds
Related compounds Chloroxylenol (4-chloro-3,5-dimethylphenol)
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Infobox references

p-Chlorocresol is a chlorinated phenol which is used as an antiseptic and preservative.[1] It forms colourless, dimorphous crystals at room temperature and is only slightly soluble in water. For use as a disinfectant such as a hand wash, it is commonly dissolved in alcohol in combination with other phenols.[2] It is a moderate allergen for sensitive skin.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Susan C Smolinske (1992), Handbook of Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Excipients, p. 87 
  2. ^ C. Glen Mayhall (2004), Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control, p. 1741 
  3. ^ Howard I. Maibach (2001), Toxicology of Skin, p. 339