pentachlorophenol


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pentachlorophenol

[¦pen·tə¦klȯr·ō·′fē‚nȯl]
(organic chemistry)
C6Cl5OH A toxic white powder, decomposing at 310°C, melting at 190°C; soluble in alcohol, acetone, ether, and benzene; used as a fungicide, bactericide, algicide, herbicide, and chemical intermediate.

pentachlorophenol

A toxic, oil-soluble chemical; widely used as a wood preservative for protection against decay and insects.
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Pentachlorophenol, permethrin, and paraoxon did not show a cytotoxic effect at the concentrations used.
Bioadsorption of pentachlorophenol (PCP) from aqueous solution by activated sludge biomass.
This work has demonstrated the effective chromatographic separation of 2-chlorophenol, 2,4-dichlorophenol, 2,4,6-trichlorophenol, 4-chloro-3-methylphenol and pentachlorophenol using an UHPLC System coupled with PDA detection.
[53.] Ali N, Ahmad W (1998) Effect of Pentachlorophenol on chromosomes of a catfish Heteropneustus fossilis.
The clastogenicity of three well-known and widely used herbicides (i.e, pentachlorophenol, 2, 4-D and butachlor) have been reported in our earlier studies using plant test system, Allium root tip test [26].
Other chemicals, such as pentachlorophenol, methyl bromide, 3-iodo-2-propynyl butyl carbamate, copper-8-quinolinolate, vinclozolin, iprodione, and procymidone, have been used as fungicides in pine, oak, and poplar [16-21].
Pentachlorophenol could be also removed efficiently by using TDB, and its reductive dechlorination route under visible light irradiation was firstly revealed [11].
PcpC is a crucial enzyme of the degradation pathway of pentachlorophenol (PCP) that has been well-studied in the PCP-degrading aerobic bacterium, Sphingobium chlorophenolicum L-1 (previously known as strain ATCC 39723) [14].
The photocatalytic activities of prepared composite material were carried out on pentachlorophenol (organic contaminant).
Enhanced biodegradation of pentachlorophenol in unsaturated soil using reversed field electrokinetics.
Past testing shows there are chemicals in the soil and groundwater, which include petroleum hydrocarbons, pentachlorophenol polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, dioxins and furans.
Creosote and pentachlorophenol were effective and relatively safe for people and the environment when used properly, and several varieties of copper salts were available at building supply stores.