B. P., not official. Zn (C6H5So4)2+H2O=448.62. Synonym. - Zinc Paraphenol Sulphonate.


Sulphocarbolic Acid is formed by adding Sulphuric Acid to Carbolic Acid. This is treated with Zinc Oxide; the Zinc Sulphocarbolate crystallizes out on evaporation.


Colorless crystals, freely soluble in water.

Action and Therapeutics of Zinc Sulphocarbolate

Zinc sulphocarbolate is, like carbolic acid, an antiseptic, and may be used externally for that purpose. It is used as an astringent for indolent or foul ulcers, and in subacute inflammations of mucous membrane, in solutions which are somewhat stronger than those of zinc sulphate. It is not given internally.