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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

  • Goncalo Met al(1987)Immediate and delayed sensitivity to chlorocresol.Contact Dermatitis17(1), 46-47.
  • Andersen K E (1986)Contact allergy to chlorocresol, formaldehyde and other biocides. Guinea pig tests and clinical studies.Acta Derm Venereol Suppl(Stock)125, 1-21.
  • Andersen K Eet al(1985)Contact sensitivity and bioavailability of chlorocresol.Contact Dermatitis13(4), 246-251.

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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