2-Phenoxyethanol

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Formula

CAS

C8H10O2

122-99-6

 
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Background

2-Phenoxyethanol is a fixative for perfumes, bactericides in conjunction with quaternary ammonium compounds, and also used as an insect repellant. 2-Phenoxyethanol is used in conjunction with 1,2-dibromo-2,4-dicyanobutane as Euxyl K400.

 

Synonyms

1-Hydroxy-2-phenoxyethane
b-Hydroxyethyl phenyl ether
Ethylene glycol mono phenyl eth
2-Phenoxyethanol
Euxyl K 400
Phenyl cellosolve
Phenoxethol
Phenoxetol

 

Uses

Antiseptic (topical)
Bactericide when used in conjunction with 1,2-dibromo-2,4-dicyanobutane as Euxyl K400
Insect repellant
Perfume fixative
Toilet tissue

 

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References

1.

Lovell, C.R., I.R. White, and J. Boyle, Contact dermatitis from phenoxyethanol in aqueous cream BP. Contact Dermatitis, 1984. 11(3): p. 187.

2.

Bruze, M., B. Gruvberger, and G. Agrup, Sensitization studies in the guinea pig with the active ingredients of Euxyl K 400. Contact Dermatitis, 1988. 18(1): p. 37-9.

3.

Tosti, A., et al., Euxyl K 400: a new sensitizer in cosmetics. Contact Dermatitis, 1991. 25(2): p. 89-93.

4.

Hausen, B.M., The sensitizing potency of Euxyl K 400 and its components 1,2-dibromo-2,4-dicyanobutane and 2-phenoxyethanol. Contact Dermatitis, 1993. 28(3): p. 149-53.

 

 

 

 

 

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