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Testing Status of Pentachlorophenol, DP-2 11615-E


CASRN: 87-86-5

Formula: C6-H-Cl5-O

Synonyms/Common Names

  • Phenol, 2,3,4,5,6-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

  • 26 weeks (Dosed-Feed)  (C56655)  Completed 
    • Mice: B6C3F1