What is chloroxylenol?

CAS No.:88-04-0

MF:  C8H9ClO

Chloroxylenol, also known as para-chloro-meta-xylenol (PCMX) and 4-Chloro-3, 5-dimethylphenol, is a white crystal. it is developed in Europe in the 1920s and used in the United States since the 1950s. It is a secure, high-efficient, broad-spectrum, and low-toxic antiseptic chemical compound. PCMX is an antibacterial ingredient that has good activity against Gram-positive, Gram-negative, epiphyte, and mildew approved by FDA. It has good chemical stability and doesn’t lose activity in normal storage conditions. Solubility in water is 0.03 wt%, freely soluble in an organic solvents such as alcohols, ethers, polyglycols, etc., and solutions of alkali hydroxides frequently used in personal clean care products. We wholesale factory price Pcmx in bulk.

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Chloroxylenol and disinfection usage


Chloroxylenol is an antiseptic and disinfectant which is used for skin disinfection, and together with alcohol for cleaning surgical instruments. 

It is also used within a number of hospitals and households for disinfection and sanitation such as Dettol liquid (to which it contributes its distinctive odor), cream, and ointments.  

This product is low-poison antibacterial, frequently used in personal care products such as hand-cleaning detergent, soap, dandruff control shampoo and healthy products, etc. Common dosage in lotion as follows: 0.5~1wt% in liquid detergent, 1wt% in antibacterial handing detergent, 4.5~5 wt% in disinfectant. What’s more, it has been used in other fields such as glue, painting, textile, pulp, etc.

More application of PCMX

1. PCMX is used as a preservative in cooling fluids, cosmetics, topical medications, urinary antiseptics, and metalworking fluids.

2. PCMX is an active ingredient in germicides, antiseptics, etc., fungistat; mildew preventive; preservative; chemical intermediate.

3. PCMX is an active component in deodorants, soaps, skin preparations for dermatological disorders, antiseptics, and as a preservative for aqueous functional fluids.


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