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Hexachlorophene MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Hexachlorophene
Tree Number(s)
D02.455.426.559.389.261.190.350
D02.455.426.559.389.657.190.350
Unique ID
D006582
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D006582
Scope Note
A chlorinated bisphenol antiseptic with a bacteriostatic action against Gram-positive organisms, but much less effective against Gram-negative organisms. It is mainly used in soaps and creams and is an ingredient of various preparations used for skin disorders. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p797)
Entry Term(s)
Hexachlorophane
Pharm Action
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Registry Number
IWW5FV6NK2
Related Numbers
70-30-4
CAS Type 1 Name
Phenol, 2,2'-methylenebis(3,4,6-trichloro)-
NLM Classification #
QV 233
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2014/10/14
Hexachlorophene Preferred
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