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Hexachlorophene

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Description

White powder.

Uses

Hexachlorophene is a broad spectrum anti-bacterial agent.

It is used in hospital scrubs, shampoos, and deodorants.

Once widely used in over-the-counter products, hexachlorophene is now prescription-only, after overdose incidents in infants in France in the 1970's.

It has been largely replaced by the related compound Triclosan.


hexachlorophene: InChI=1/C13H6Cl6O2/c14-6-2-8(16)12(20)4(10(6)18)1-5-11(19)7(15)3-9(17)13(5)21/h2-3,20-21H,1H2


triclosan: InChI=1/C12H7Cl3O2/c13-7-1-3-11(9(15)5-7)17-12-4-2-8(14)6-10(12)16/h1-6,16H


By Simon Quellen Field

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