hexachlorophene

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hexachlorophene

[‚hek·sə′klȯr·ə‚fēn]
(organic chemistry)
(C6HCl3OH)2CH2 A white powder melting at 161°C; soluble in alcohol, ether, acetone, and chloroform, insoluble in water; bacteriostat used in antiseptic soaps, cosmetics, and dermatologicals.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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