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Compound Summary for: CID 3598

Hexachlorophene

Also known as: Hexachlorofen; Hexachlorophen; Almederm; Gamophen; Septisol; Surofene; Acigena; Exofene; Fostril
Molecular Formula: C13H6Cl6O2   Molecular Weight: 406.90354   InChIKey: ACGUYXCXAPNIKK-UHFFFAOYSA-N
A chlorinated bisphenol antiseptic with a bacteriostatic action against Gram-positive organisms, but much less effective against Gram-negative organisms. It is mainly used in soaps and creams and is an ingredient of various preparations used for skin disorders. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p797)   From: MeSH
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