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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The National Toxicology Program [19,20] conducted a 28-day dietary range-finding study with pure PCP (20-270 mg/kg bw per day, approximately 99% pure, containing tetrachlorophenol as a single impurity) in F344 rats.
the use of certain harmful substances (pentachlorophenol (PCP), tetrachlorophenol (TCP) as well as their salts and esters) and emissions produced during the manufacture of articles (waste water).
Both tetrachlorophenol and pentachlorophenol were identified in agricultural products like carrots, potatoes and turnips in concentrations of 1 to 45 [micro]g/kg of wet weight [24] Chlorophenols were also determined in poultry with concentrations of 2 to 3 [micro]g/kg of chicken flesh.
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).