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.
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Daily hexachlorophene showers were in use from August 25 to September 19.
Fish, they suggest, could be one dietary source of 2,3,7,8-TCDD, which enters the environment as an industrial contaminant in the antiseptic hexachlorophene and in the bactericide 2,4,5-trichlorophenol.
13 In this 10-year prospective investigation, the authors demonstrated that patients who underwent preoperative washing with a hexachlorophene solution had fewer SSIs compared with those who washed with a nonmedicated soap and those who did not wash at all.
Antimicrobial agent: ex: Na borate, Hexachlorophene, or may be a combination of 8hydroxyquinoline or its salt, Nystatin, or Cu salts.
Workers were exposed to TCDD during the production of sodium trichlorophenol or one of its derivatives, such as hexachlorophene [2,2'-methylene-bis-(3,4,6-trichlorophenol)] or 2,4,5-T, which was used to formulate Agent Orange.