Definition of hexachlorophene in English:
A white, odorless compound used as an antibacterial agent. Chemical formula: (C6HCl3OH)2CH2.
- The FDA published a final order in 37 FR 20160, September 27, 1972 making 3% hexachlorophene available only by prescription and designating it as unsafe for OTC distribution.
- EHV - 1 is susceptible to a wide range of disinfectants such as iodophors, hexachlorophenes or phenols.
- Antiseptics, such as hexachlorophenes, chlorhexidines, centrimedes, benzylchonium chloride, or mercury laurel, should e used only to disinfect the skin.