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- Molecular formula: C12H7Cl3O2
- Molar mass: 289.542
- CAS Registry Number: Not available
- Appearance: White powder; white crystalline powder
- Melting point: 56 to 58 °C
- Boiling point: Not available
- Solubility: Water, 10 mg/L (20 deg C)
- Safety sheet: Not available
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Triclosan is an antibacterial and antifungal agent. It is a polychloro phenoxy phenol. Though many products contain triclosan, there is no evidence according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that triclosan provides an extra benefit to health beyond its anti-gingivitis effect in toothpaste. However, studies by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) found triclosan to be an effective antibacterial. Triclosan safety is currently under review by the FDA
5-Chloro-2-(2,4-dichlorophenoxy)phenol (IUPAC Name); 2,4,4'-Trichloro-2'-hydroxydiphenyl Ether; 5-Chlor-2-(2,4-dichlorphenoxy)benzolol; 5-Chlor-2-(2,4-dichlorphenoxy)phenol; Cloxifenol; Irgasan CH 3635; Irgasan DP 30; Irgasan DP 3000; Irgasan PE 30; Irgasan PG 60; Microban B; 5-Chloro-2-(2,4-dichlorophenoxy)-phenol; Ster-Zac; TCCP; ThDP; Tinosan AM 100; Ultrafresh NM 100; Vinyzene DP 7000; Yujiexin; Zilesan UV
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