Thymol Iodide (U. S. P.). A condensation product of two molecules of thymol with two atoms of iodine, and a useful substitute for iodoform.

Thymol itself is a phenol nearly insoluble in water. Aristol is a dithymol diiodide soluble in fatty oils and a valuable indirect antiseptic in 10 per cent ointment or suppository. It may also be applied in powder in any proportion.