Dichloroxylenol (DCMX)

Dichloroxylenol (DCMX)

Dichloroxylenol (DCMX)

  • INCI Name:           Dichloroxylenol
  • Chemical Name:  2,4-Dichloro-3,5-Xylenol
  • CAS No:                 133-53-9

Dichloroxylenol (DCMX) is a broad-spectrum antimicrobial chemical compound. It is an antiseptic and disinfectant that is used to control bacteria, algae, fungi, and viruses.

Dichloroxylenol (DCMX) can be widely used as an antifungal and antibacterial agent in disinfection or personal care products, such as anti-dandruff Antibacterial detergents such as shampoos, hand sanitizers, soaps and other hygiene products.

Dichloroxylenol (DCMX) can also be used as a preservative and antifungal agent in glue, paint, paint, textile, leather, paper and other industrial fields.


Uses & Applications

Personal care and household care

  • Bactericides and insecticides for skin wounds (liquids, creams and lotions);
  • Common disinfectants and detergents; 
  • Antiseptic soaps and hand sanitizers for personal hygiene;
  • Shampoos (especially products with anti-dandruff properties).

Pharmaceutical Field

  • Skin disinfection of patients before surgery;
  • Sterilization of medical equipment;
  • Daily cleaning of equipment and hard surfaces to avoid cross-infection;
  • DCMX can be used to produce medical antibacterial soap, Hong Kong foot fungicide and general first aid supplies .
  • It can be formulated into liquid, water-free hand sanitizer, powder, cream and lotion;
  • DCMX can also be used as a preservative in other medicines.

Product Details of DCMX








Yellowish to grey flakes or powder, slight compact




98.0% Min


0.5% Max


80ppm Max

Residue on ignition

0.5% Max

Clarity of solution

Clear solution free of particles

Shelf Life

24 months

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Technical Data Sheet –Dichloroxylenol (DCMX)

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