Chloroxylenol (PCMX)

  1. Basic Information
Chemical Name: Chloroxylenol, 4-Chloro-3, 5-dimethylphenol, p-Chloro-m-Xylenol
Molecular Formula: C8H9ClO
Molecular Weight: 156.61
CAS No.: 88-04-0
EINECS No.: 201-793-8


  1. Physical and Chemical Properties

Chloroxylenol (PCMX)

A secure, high-efficient, broad spectrum, low-toxic antibacterial;

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

Good chemical stability, doesn’t lose activity in normal storage conditions;

Solubility: 0.03wt% in water, freely soluble in organic solvent & alkaline solution.


  1. Quality Specification:
Item Standard
Appearance White to off-white crystal
Smell Phenol-like
Purity 98.5% Min
Melting point 114-116℃
Water 0.5% Max
Iron 80ppm Max
Residue on ignition 0.1% Max
3, 5-Xylenol 0.5% Max
2-chloro-3,5-Xylenol 0.3% Max
Clarity of solution Clear solution free of particles


  1. Application

Chloroxylenol (PCMX) is a low-poison bactericide, can be used in the fields of—

Personal care products, antibacterial hand soap, soap, shampoo and healthy products;

Household & institutional disinfectant and cleansers, Public & hospital Hygiene;

  • Other industrial fields such as film, glue, oiled, textile and paper making, etc.


  1. Packing
    Standard packaging includes the following:

25kg per drum, 25kg/carton

Other package sizes are available upon request.


  1. Storage
    Store in a well-ventilated, cool, dry area, out of direct sunlight. Keep containers tightly closed when not in use.


  1. Period of validity
    36 months