Used as a fungicide, bactericide and textile preservative. Dichlorophen is used as a veterinary fungicide, anthelmintic, and anti-protozoan, as well as an ingredient in antimicrobial shampoos and soaps. In combination with toluene, it is used for the removal of parasites such as tapeworms and hookworms from dogs and cats. Dichlorophene can also be used as a growth regulator in containerized seedlings of pine and spruce to regulate plant growth.
|Chemical Synonym||Bis(5-chloro-2-hydroxyphenyl)methane, DDDM|
|Handling and Storage||Precautions for safe handling
Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Avoid formation of dust and aerosols. Further processing of solid materials may result in the formation of combustible dusts. The potential for combustible dust formation should be taken into consideration before additional processing occurs.
Provide appropriate exhaust ventilation at places where dust is formed.
Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities:
Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place.
Keep in a dry place.
|MP||177°C (350.6°F) - 178 C|
|Storage||Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place.|
|Transport Information||DOT (US)
Not dangerous goods
UN number: 3077 Class: 9 Packing group: III EMS-No: F-A, S-F
Proper shipping name: ENVIRONMENTALLY HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE, SOLID, N.O.S. (Dichlorophen)
UN number: 3077 Class: 9 Packing group: III
Proper shipping name: Environmentally hazardous substance, solid, n.o.s. (Dichlorophen)