Title: Chloroxylenol
CAS Registry Number: 88-04-0
CAS Name: 4-Chloro-3,5-dimethylphenol
Additional Names: p-chloro-m-xylenol; 4-chloro-3,5-xylenol; parachlorometaxylenol; 2-chloro-m-xylenol; 2-chloro-5-hydroxy-m-xylene; 2-chloro-5-hydroxy-1,3-dimethylbenzene
Trademarks: Benzytol; Dettol (Reckitt & Colman)
Molecular Formula: C8H9ClO
Molecular Weight: 156.61
Percent Composition: C 61.35%, H 5.79%, Cl 22.64%, O 10.22%
Literature References: Prepd by treating 3,5-dimethylphenol with Cl2 or SO2Cl2: Lesser, Gad, Ber. 56, 974, 976 (1923); von Auwers et al., Chem. Zentralbl. 1924, II, 2267, C.A. 19, 2339 (1925); Gladden, Cocker, US 2350677 (1944).
Properties: Crystals from benzene, mp 115.5°. Phenolic odor. Volatile with steam. bp 246°. One gram dissolves in 3 liters of water at 20°. More stable in hot water. Soluble in 1 part of 95% alcohol, ether, benzene, terpenes, fixed oils, in solns of alkali hydroxides.
Melting point: mp 115.5°
Boiling point: bp 246°
Use: Antiseptic and germicide; for mildew prevention. Claimed to be about 60 times as potent as phenol.
Therap-Cat: Antibacterial; antiseptic (topical and urinary).
Therap-Cat-Vet: Antiseptic (topical).
Keywords: Antiseptic/Disinfectant; Phenols.

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