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CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Antiseptic agent

Pharmaceutic aid: Preservative

Chemical Name

Etanol, 2-phenoxy-

Foreign Names

  • Phenoxyethanolum (Latin)
  • 2-Phenoxyethanol (German)
  • Phénoxyéthanol (French)

Generic Names

  • Ethylenglykolmonophenylether (IS)
  • Phenoxethol (IS)
  • Phenoxetol (IS)
  • Phenoxyethanol (PH: BP 2016, NF 33, Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Phénoxyéthanol (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Phenoxyethanolum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names

  • Aseptiline (Phenoxyethanol and Propanol (veterinary use))
    Ceva Santé Animale, France
  • Dermazyme Losham (Phenoxyethanol and Chlorhexidine, + Climbazole, + Salicylic Acid (veterinary use))
    Ecuphar, Germany
  • Dermazyme-Acti-Bac (Phenoxyethanol and Chlorhexidine (veterinary use))
    Ecuphar, Germany
  • Fishmed sleep (veterinary use)
    Fishmed, Switzerland
  • Koi Med Sleep (veterinary use)
    Fishmed, Switzerland
  • Linoseptic (Phenoxyethanol and Octenidine)
    Dr. August Wolff, Estonia
  • Octenisept (Phenoxyethanol and Octenidine)
    Oktal, Croatia (Hrvatska); Pharmex, Greece; Schülke & Mayr, Bosnia & Herzegowina; Schülke & Mayr, Germany; Schülke & Mayr, Lithuania; Schülke & Mayr, Poland; Schülke & Mayr GmbH, Serbia; Schülke und Mayr, Czech Republic; Surgitech, Estonia
  • Otodex Veterinary Ear Drops (Phenoxyethanol and Chlorobutanol (veterinary use))
    Petlife, United Kingdom
  • Sensiphase (Phenoxyethanol and Tocopherol, α-)
    AHPL, India


ISInofficial Synonym
NFThe National Formulary (USA)
PHPharmacopoeia Name

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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