2,2'-Methylene-bis(4-chlorophenol); 2,2-Dihydroxydiphenylmethane; Antiphen; Cuniphen; Dicestal; Dichlorophen; G-4 (Compound G4); Hyosan; Parabis; Teniathane; Teniatol; Westpuril; bis(5-chloro-2-hydroxyphenyl)methane; bis(2-hydroxy-5-chlorophenyl)methane; 5,5'-dichloro-2,2'-dihydroxydiphenylmethane; 2,2'-dihydroxy-5,5'-dichlorodiphenylmethane; 4,4'-dichloro-2,2'-methylenediphenol; anthiphen; diphenthane 70; fungicide fx; korium; panacide; plath-lyse; prevental; preventol; preventol gd; preventol gdc; taeniatol; didroxan; dichlorophen b; wespuril; super mosstox; bis(chlorohydroxyphenyl)methane; Gefir; G 4; fungicide gm; fungicide m; dichlorofen; antifen; difentan; teniotol; gingivit; cordocel; halenol; vermithana; embephen; palacel; DDDM; Dichloro-2,2'-dihydroxydiphenylmethane; Dihydroxy-5,5'-dichlorodiphenylmethane; Dihydroxydichlorodiphenylmethane; GH; Methylenebis(4-chlorophenol); 2,2'-Methylenebis(4-chlorophenol).
This compound is an anthelmintic used in the treatment of infection by tapeworms (dwarf tapeworm, pork tapeworm). It is also used as a fungicide, germicide in soap and shampoo, dentifrices, toothpaste, mouthwashes, deodorants, foot powders, papers, adhesives and bandages, and cooling fluids and as herbicide, bactericide, antimicrobial (anti- protozoan) and algicide. It is used to control moss in turf and is the basis of a preparation against athlete's foot. In veterinary medicine it is used to remove ascarids and hookworms and to treat ringworm. It also has some dermatological and cosmetic applications. Cross: hexachlorophene.