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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Polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxin and polychlorinated dibenzofuran contamination in soil and home-produced chicken eggs near pentachlorophenol sources.
Human Exposure to Pentachlorophenol," in "Pentachlorophenol: Chemistry, Pharmacology, and Environmental Toxicity," K.
She has discovered the substances which poisoned her were Lindane, Pentachlorophenol and Borester 7 - all strong industrial chemicals.
The bill would allow methyl bromide and pentachlorophenol, which is used to fumigate utility poles, to be used until Dec.
Pentachlorophenol (PCP) was found in nearby Cricket Spring in 1987, and the top two to four feet of soil on plant grounds was contaminated.
While current regulations list allowable discharge levels of pentachlorophenol and trichlorophenol, the advance copy of the proposed rule simply notes that the EPA is "reserving" standards for toxic pollutants.
Over the last two years the pulp and paper industry has moved in advance of the regulations by eliminating the use of woodchips contaminated with pentachlorophenol and by using a reformulated defoamer free of dioxin precursers.
NYSE:KMG), is disappointed to report that the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee of the Stockholm Convention at its Eighth Meeting in Geneva this week ignored sound science by recommending the listing of pentachlorophenol (penta) as a Persistent Organic Pollutant (POP).
ENVIRONMENTAL & REGULATORY ISSUES II-24 EPA Prohibits Domestic Use of ACC-Treated Wood II-24 Pressure Treated Wood - Key Concerns II-24 Impact of CCA on the Environment II-24 CCA-Health Hazards II-25 Chromium II-25 Copper II-25 Arsenic II-25 Environmental Concerns Over ACZA Treated Wood II-25 Use of Creosote and Risks Associated II-26 Used Preservative Treated Wood Management II-26 Managing Used Preservative Treated Wood II-26 Options for Managing Used Treated Wood Products II-27 Pentachlorophenol II-27 CCA II-28 Creosote II-28 ACA & ACZA II-28 Others II-28 Managing CCA-Treated Wood Waste II-28 Waste Minimization II-28 Alternative Structural Materials II-28 Methods for Enhancing Product Service Life II-29 Chemical Re-treatment II-29 Supplemental Treatments II-29
On pentachlorophenol and its salts and esters, the Committee adopted a risk profile and decided to move the chemical to the next review stage, the development of a risk management evaluation.
Ultrasonic cavitation was shown to significantly increase the longitudinal permeability of the more permeable sugar maple by Chen and Simpson (1992), while Avramidis (1998) reported that ultrasound enhanced the absorption of chromated copper arsenate and pentachlorophenol in small sapwood specimens under atmospheric pressure.
We illustrate this point in the discussion by estimating an IPR for pentachlorophenol from an historic interpretation incorporating multimedia fate and transport modeling as a basis for estimating population intake.