- a white, crystalline powder, C13Cl6H6O2, insoluble in water: used as an antibacterial agent chiefly in toothpastes and soaps.
Origin of hexachlorophene
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- an insoluble almost odourless white bactericidal substance used in antiseptic soaps, deodorants, etc. Formula: (C 6 HCl 3 OH) 2 CH 2
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- An almost odorless white powder that is used as a disinfectant and as an antibacterial agent in soaps.
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