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. Chemical and physical data of bithional are tabulated below.

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

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