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Chlorocresol

Synonym(s): Parachlorometacresol

Contributor(s): Yolande Bishop

Introduction

Name

  • Chlorocresol.

Class of drug

  • Antiseptic agent.

Description

Chemical name

  • 4-Chloro-3-methylphenol.
  • 3-methyl-4-chlorophenol.
  • 6-chlorometacresol.
  • 6-chloro-m-cresol.
  • 6-chloro-3-hydroxytoluene.
  • 2-chloro-5-hydroxytoluene.

Molecular formula

  • C7H7ClO.

Molecular weight

  • 142.58.

Physical properties

  • Dimorphous crystals.

Uses

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Indications

  • Antiseptic, disinfectant.

Administration

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Gonçalo M, Gonçalo S, Moreno A (1987) Immediate and delayed sensitivity to chlorocresol. Contact Dermatitis 17 (1), 46-47 PubMed.
  • Andersen K E (1986) Contact allergy to chlorocresol, formaldehyde and other biocides. Guinea pig tests and clinical studies. Acta Derm Venereol Suppl (Stockh) 125, 1-21 PubMed.
  • Andersen K E, Carlsen L, Egsgaard H et al (1985) Contact sensitivity and bioavailability of chlorocresol. Contact Dermatitis 13 (4), 246-251 PubMed.

Other sources of information

  • Tennant B (1999) Small Animal Formulary. 3rd edn. British Small Animal Veterinary Association. ISBN 0 905214 52 8.

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