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Testing Status of Pentachlorophenol, technical 11614-A


CASRN: 87-86-5

Formula: C6-H-Cl5-O

Synonyms/Common Names

  • Phenol, pentachloro-

Known Uses

Wood preservative, fungicide, soil fumigant for termites, preharvest defoliant, seed treatment for beans, preservative for paint, leather, textiles, inks, antibacterial agent in disinfectants & cleansers (HSDB 1990). Associated with tobacco: reported either as a natural component of tobacco, pyrolysis product (in tobacco smoke), or additive for one or more types of tobacco products.

Chemical Properties

Toxicity Effects (HSDB)

Short-Term Toxicity

  • 4 weeks (Dosed-Feed)  (C55378)  Completed 
    • Mice: B6C3F1
  • 26 weeks (Dosed-Feed)  (C55378)  Completed 
    • Mice: B6C3F1
    • Dose: 0, 200, 1800 PPM/50 PER GROUP.

Long-Term Carcinogenicity

  • 2 years (Dosed-Feed)  (C55378)  Completed 
    • TR-349 (NIH Number: 89-2804)  (Peer Review Approval 04/18/1988A )
      Toxicology and Carcinogenesis Studies of Two Pentachlorophenol Technical-Grade Mixtures (CASRN 87-86-5) in B6C3F1 Mice (Feed Studies)
    • Mice: B6C3F1
    • Carcinogenesis Results
      • Male Mice Clear Evidence 
      • Female Mice Some Evidence 
    • Dose: M: 0, 100, 200 PPM.

Special Studies

  • Absorption Disposition Metabolism Elimination  (S0446)  Completed 
    • Citation: Parker CE, Jones WA, Matthews HB, McConnell EE, Hass JR. The chronic toxicity of technical and analytical pentachlorophenol in cattle. II. Chemical analyses of tissues. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol. 1980 Sep 15;55(2):359-69.Pubmed Abstract

Genetic Toxicology

  • In Vitro Cytogenetics (CA/SCE)  (646893)  Completed 
    • Citation: Galloway, S., Armstrong, M., Reuben, C., Colman, S., Brown, B., Cannon, C., Bloom, A., Nakamura, F., Ahmed, M., Duk, S., Rimpo, J., Margolin, B., Resnick, M., Anderson, B., and Zeiger, E. Chromosome aberration and sister chromatid exchanges in Chinese hamster ovary cells: Evaluations of 108 chemicals. Environ. Molec. Mutagen. Vol. 10 (Suppl 10) (1987) 1-176
    • Sister Chromatid Exchange Weakly Positive 
    • Chromosome Aberrations Weakly Positive 
  • Salmonella  (771899)  Completed 
    • Citation: Haworth, S., Lawlor, T., Mortelmans, K., Speck, W., and Zeiger, E. Salmonella mutagenicity test results for 250 chemicals Environ. Mutagen. Vol. 5 (Suppl 1) (1983) 3-142
    •  Negative