Dettol is a brand of cleaning supplies and disinfectant and antiseptic, introduced in 1932 and the manufacturer owned by the Anglo-Dutch company Reckitt Benckiser. In Germany, it is sold under the name Sagrotan.
|Related brands||Lysol, another product made by the same company|
|Markets||Worldwide (except the United States)|
|Tagline||"Keep the memories, but not the bacteria"|
The active ingredient in Dettol that confers its antiseptic property is chloroxylenol (C8H9ClO), an aromatic chemical compound. Chloroxylenol comprises 4.8% of Dettol's total admixture, with the rest made up of pine oil, isopropanol, castor oil, soap and water.
The original Dettol liquid antiseptic and disinfectant is light yellow in colour in the concentrated form but, as several of the ingredients are insoluble in water, it produces a milky emulsion of oil droplets when diluted with water, exhibiting the ouzo effect.
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- "Dettol Liquid, Reckitt Benckiser Healthcare (UK) Ltd". medicines.org.uk. Retrieved 2020-05-14.
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- "Dettol liquid antiseptic and disinfectant". dettolarabia.com. Retrieved 2020-06-19.
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