London, United Kingdom
Molecule Of A Component Of Tcp Antiseptic
Dr Tim Evans
Photograph - Photograph
Component of TCP antiseptic. Computer model of a molecule of 2,4,6-trichlorophenol, a component of the commercially available antiseptic TCP. This is used to clean cuts and grazes, and as a gargle to treat sore throats. The chemical formula of this chemical is C6.H3.Cl3.O. This molecular model has colour-coded spheres as atoms carbon (light blue), hydrogen (grey), chlorine (green), oxygen (red). 2,4,6-trichlorophenol on its own is a severe skin and eye irritant, so it is diluted and mixed with other chemicals before use. It is also used as a fungicide, herbicide, insecticide, defoliant, and glue preservative.
May 12th, 2013
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