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Testing Status of 2,2',3,5',6-Pentachlorobiphenyl 15030


CASRN: 38379-99-6

Formula: C12-H5-Cl5

Synonyms/Common Names

  • PCB-95

Known Uses

Before 1974, PCBs were used in the United States for both enclosed applications, such as transformers, capacitors, and heat transfer and hydraulic fluids, and open applications, such as inks, flame retardants, adhesives, carbonless duplicating paper, paints, plasticizers, wire insulators, metal coatings, and pesticide extenders (IARC 1978, ATSDR 2000). After 1974, all uses of PCBs were limited to enclosed applications (transformers and capacitors), and after January 1979, no PCBs were used in the manufacturing of transformers or capacitors. The only remaining permitted uses of PCBs are as a mounting medium in microscopy, as an immersion oil in low-fluorescence microscopy, as an optical liquid, and for other research and development purposes (ATSDR 2000).

Chemical Properties

Toxicity Effects (HSDB)

Genetic Toxicology

  • Salmonella  (G15030)  On Test 
    • Lot/Batch:  26690