Triclocarban, also known as Trichlorocarbanilide, is a substance with anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties that is used in disinfectants, soaps and other household products Triclocarban is a white powder that is insoluble in water. It is incompatible with strong oxidizing reagents and strong bases, reaction with which could result in safety concerns such as explosion, toxicity, gas, and heat.
Manufacturing of Triclocarban in the industry is carried out through the reaction between isocyanates and nucleophiles such as 1, 4-chlorophenylisocyanate and 3, 4-dichloroaniline.
Personal Care Industry
Triclocarban is used as antimicrobials and antifungals in personal care products such as shaving creams, lotions, and deodorants.
It is widely used in the detergent industry as a bar soap due to its antimicrobial properties.
Disinfectant and Cleansing Agent
It is used in hospitals where cleansing preparations are needed for cases where the risk of infection transmission is high.