tetrachlorophenol

tetrachlorophenol

[¦te·trə¦klȯr·ə′fē‚nȯl]
(organic chemistry)
C6HCl4OH Either of two toxic compounds: 2,3,4,6-tetrachlorophenol comprises brown flakes, soluble in common solvents, melting at 70°C, and is used as a fungicide; 2,4,5,6-tetrachlorophenol is a brown solid, insoluble in water, soluble in sodium hydroxide, has a phenol scent, melts at about 50°C, and is used as a fungicide and for wood preservatives.
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All males employed for at least 1 year between 1 January 1950 and 31 December 1985 in 1 of 11 large softwood lumber mills that used the sodium salts of penta- and tetrachlorophenol, hereafter referred to as chlorophenates, were included in the cohort (n = 23,829).