Title: Fenticlor
CAS Registry Number: 97-24-5
CAS Name: 2,2¢-Thiobis[4-chlorophenol]
Additional Names: bis[2-hydroxy-5-chlorophenyl]sulfide; 2,2¢-dihydroxy-5,5¢-dichlorodiphenyl sulfide
Manufacturers' Codes: S-7
Trademarks: Novex
Molecular Formula: C12H8Cl2O2S
Molecular Weight: 287.16
Percent Composition: C 50.19%, H 2.81%, Cl 24.69%, O 11.14%, S 11.17%
Literature References: Prepn by chlorination of bis[2-hydroxyphenyl]sulfide: Muth, DE 568944 (1931 to I. G. Farben); Dunning et al., J. Am. Chem. Soc. 53, 3466 (1931).
Properties: Fine needles from toluene, mp 175°. Sol in aq solns of NaOH, in alcohol, in hot benzene.
Melting point: mp 175°
NOTE: Novex is also a trade name for a thermoplastic resin.
Use: Fungicide; esp used against Monosporium apiospermum: Reifferscheid, Seeliger, Dtsch. Med. Wochenschr. 80, 1841, 1850 (1955).
Therap-Cat: Anti-infective.
Keywords: Antiseptic/Disinfectant; Phenols.
Fenticonazole Fentonium Bromide Fentrazamide Fenuron Fenvalerate

Systematic (IUPAC) name
Bis[2-hydroxy-5-chlorophenyl] sulfide
Clinical data
Legal status  ?
Routes topical
CAS number 97-24-5
ATC code  ?
PubChem CID 7329
ChemSpider 7052
UNII D61659OVD0 YesY
KEGG D04164
Chemical data
Formula C12H8Cl2O2S 
Mol. mass 287.16 g/mol

Fenticlor (also spelled fentichlor) is an antibacterial and antifungal agent for topical use. Since it may cause photosensitivity [1] it is nowadays mostly used in veterinary medicine.