What is it?
o-Phenylphenol is a preservative and fungicide used in cosmetics, agriculture, cutting fluids, and cleaning compounds. It may also be used as an intermediate in dye manufacture.

How do I avoid it?
You should avoid contact with this substance. Avoidance requires reading labels, package inserts, Safety Data Sheets (SDS), and on occasion, direct communication with the manufacturer.

  • Agricultural fungicide for citrus fruits
  • Germicide and fungicide in cosmetics
  • Used in manufacturing dye, resins, rubber chemicals, and paints
  • A preservative in cooling fluids, detergents, and cleaning compounds
  • Disinfectant in households, hospitals, nursing homes, farms, laundries, barbershops, and food processing plants
  • Personal care
    • Underarm deodorants
    • Facial cleanser
Other names for o-phenylphenol:
  • 2-Phenylphenol
  • Dowicide 1
  • Phenylphenol O-
  • o-Diphenylol
  • Orthophenulphenol
  • Biphenylol
  • 2-hydroxybiphenyl
  • o-Phenylphenol
  • Orthoxenol


How safe is it?

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