CAS No.70-30-4 Hexachlorophene


Name Hexachlorophene
CAS Registry Number 70-30-4
Synonyms 2,2',3,3',5,5'-Hexachloro-6,6'-dihydroxydiphenylmethane;2,2’,3,3’,5,5’-Hexachloro-6,6’-dihydrosydiphenylmethane;2,2’,3,3’,5,5’-hexachloro-6,6’-dihydroxydiphenylmethane;2,2’-methylenebis(3,4,6-trichloro)-pheno;2,2’-methylenebis(3,4,6-trichloro-pheno;2,2’-methylenebis[3,4,6-trichloro-pheno;2,2'-Dihydroxy-3,3',5,5',6,6'-hexachlorodiphenylmethane;2,2'-Dihydroxy-3,5,6,3',5',6'-tetrachlorodiphenylmethane
Molecular Structure Hexachlorophene   70-30-4
Molecular Formula C13H6Cl6O2
Molecular Weight 406.9
mp: 163-165 ℃(lit.)
Hazard Codes: Details
Risk Statements: 24/25-50/53-52/53-39/23/24/25-23/24/25-11
Safety Statements: 20-37-45-60-61-36/37
RIDADR: UN 2875 6.1/PG 3

CAS 70-30-4 Wiki / 70-30-4 MSDS

Skeletal formula of hexachlorophene
Ball-and-stick model of the hexachlorophene molecule
Clinical data
Trade names pHisoHex, Gamophen, Septisol, Turgex, Germa-Medica, Hexachlorophane, Almederm
ATC code
  • D08AE01 (WHO) QP52AG02 (WHO)
Legal status
Legal status
  • US: ℞-only for human use
  • Rx-only for human use
CAS Number
  • 70-30-4
PubChem CID
  • 3598
  • DB00756
  • 3472
  • IWW5FV6NK2
  • D00859
  • CHEBI:5693
  • CHEMBL496
ECHA InfoCard 100.000.667
Chemical and physical data
Formula C13H6Cl6O2
Molar mass 406.89 g·mol−1
3D model (JSmol)
  • Interactive image
Density 1.71 g/cm3
Melting point 163 to 165 °C (325 to 329 °F)
Boiling point 471 °C (880 °F)

Hexachlorophene, also known as Nabac, is an organochlorine compound that was once widely used as a disinfectant. The compound occurs as a white odorless solid, although commercial samples can be off-white and possess a slightly phenolic odor. It is insoluble in water but dissolves in acetone, ethanol, diethyl ether, and chloroform. In medicine, hexachlorophene is a useful as a topical anti-infective, anti-bacterial agent, often used in soaps and toothpaste. It is also used in agriculture as a soil fungicide, plant bactericide, and acaricide.[1]