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2-4-dichlorobenzyl alcohol
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Description

Dichlorobenzyl alcohol (DCBA) is an organic compound used as a preservative and antiseptic in a variety of products, including cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and food. It is also used as a disinfectant and deodorant in air fresheners, and as a preservative in some vaccines. DCBA is a colorless liquid with a mild, pleasant odor.

Side effects of DCBA may include skin irritation, eye irritation, and respiratory irritation. In rare cases, it may cause allergic reactions, such as skin rashes, hives, and difficulty breathing.

Associated brand names:
  ▸  Dichlorobenzyl Alcohol (DCBA)
  ▸  Benzalkonium Chloride (BAC)
  ▸  Benzethonium Chloride (BEC)
  ▸  Benzalkonium Chloride Solution (BCS)
  ▸  Benzalkonium Chloride Solution USP (BCS USP)
  ▸  Benzalkonium Chloride Solution NF (BCS NF)
  ▸  Benzalkonium Chloride Solution EP (BCS EP)

Synonyms
  • dichlorobenzyl alcohol
Classifications
  • antiseptic
  • throat

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