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Introduction: Phenol

Description of Phenol

Phenol: Hydroxybenzene; Carbolic Acid. Used as a germicidal agent and as an intermediate in chemical synthesis. Highly toxic; corrosive to the skin.
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Phenol: any organic compound containing one or more hydroxyl groups attached to a benzene ring.
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Phenol: An antiseptic and disinfectant. It is active against a wide range of micro-organisms including some fungi and viruses, but is only slowly effective against spores. It has been used to disinfect skin and to relieve itching. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p801).
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