Bithional is added to soaps to:

Bithional added to soaps to impart antiseptic properties and to reduce the odour produced by bacterial decomposition of organic matter on skin.

Bithional is an aromatic compound which contains sulphur and is used in soaps.

IUPAC name 2,4-dichloro-6-(3,5-dichloro-2-hydroxyphenyl)sulfanylphenol
Molecular weight 356g/mol
Molecular formula C12H6Cl4O2S

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