BMF 82- Triclosan

Triclosan (5-Chloro-2-(2,4-dichlorophenoxy)phenol; Cat. No. 8472.12) is an antimicrobial agent extensively used in soaps, shampoos, deodorants, toothpaste etc. and the content typically varies from 0.1-1%.

Triclosan is a white crystalline substance with structural similarities to dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans. Its mechanisms of action, risk of bacterial resistance and its possible role in disruption of hormonal development has been controversial.

Our interest in triclosan increased following purification of a commercial sample by repeated crystallizations, which yielded the PCDF 2,4,8-trichlorodibenzofuran (Cat. No. 11789.12) rather than triclosan itself.

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