tricresyl phosphate


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tricresyl phosphate

[trī′kres·əl ′fä‚sfāt]
(organic chemistry)
(CH3C6H4O)3PO A combustible, colorless liquid; insoluble in water, soluble in common solvents and vegetable oils; boils at 420°C; used as a plasticizer, plastics fire retardant, air-filter medium, and gasoline and lubricant additive. Abbreviated TCP.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Health risk assessment of exposure to TriCresyl Phosphates (TCPs) in aircraft: A commentary.
[42.] Carlton B.D., Basaran A.H., Mezza L.E., Smith M.K.: Examination of the reproductive effects of tricresyl phosphate administration to Long-Evans rats.
[49.] Denola G., Hanhela P.J., Mazurek W.: Determination of tricresyl phosphate air contamination in aircraft.
The effects of tricresyl phosphate on glass transition temperature (Tg) of polymers.
Winder and Balout indicated a range of toxicity amongst tricresyl phosphate (TCP) isomers.
Tricresyl phosphates are antifriction additives, and animal studies have shown certain isomers to be toxic to mammals.