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Chloroxylenol (PCMX)

Category:Preservative Series
Other Name: 4-Chloro-3,5-dimethylphenol, p-Chloro-m-Xylenol

CAS No. : 88-04-0

Einecs No. : 201-793-8

Molecular Formula: C8H9ClO 

Molecular Weight: 156.61

Technical Data Sheet

1.   PCMX is a secure, high-efficient, broad spectrum, low-toxic antiseptic.

2.   Large potency to Gram-positive, Gram-negative, epiphyte and mildew approved by FDA.

3.   Good chemical stability and doesn’t lose the activity in normal storage conditions.

4.   Solubility in water is 0.03wt%, freely soluble in organic solvent such as alcohols, ethers, polyglycols, etc. and

      solutions of alkali hydroxides.



White to off-white crystal



Content of active matter, %


Melting point, °C


Water, wt %


Iron,  ppm


Residue on ignition, %


3, 5-Xylenol, %

0.5 Max

2-chloro-3,5-Xylenol, %

0.3 Max

Clarity of solution

Clear solution free of particles


1.   Low-poison antibacterial, frequently used in personal care products such as hand-cleaning detergent, soap,

      dandruff control shampoo and healthy products, etc.

2.   Common dosage in lotion as follows: 0.5~1 wt‰ in liquid detergent, 1 wt% in antibacterial handing detergent,

      4.5~5.0 wt% in disinfectant.

3.   In addtion , it has been used in other fields such as glue, painting, textile, pulp,etc.


25 Kgs /cardboard drum with PE inner bag.


Stored in dry and cool place, kept away from sunshine and rain.

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