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2-(4-chlorphenoxy)-ethanol
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Description

2-(4-chlorphenoxy)-ethanol, also known as 2-chlorophenoxyethanol, is a synthetic phenoxyethanol compound used as a preservative in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and food products. It is also used as a solvent and as a disinfectant.

Side effects of 2-(4-chlorphenoxy)-ethanol include skin irritation, eye irritation, and respiratory irritation. It may also cause allergic reactions in some individuals.

Associated brand names include:
  ▸  Phenonip
  ▸  Phenoxyethanol
  ▸  Phenoxethol
  ▸  Phenoxyethanol-2
  ▸  Chlorphenoxethol
  ▸  Chlorphenoxyethanol
  ▸  Chlorphenoxyethanol-2

Classifications
  • antifungal
  • dermatological
  • topical

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