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2,4,6 Trichlorophenol

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Formula  C6H2Cl3OH
Molar mass  197.45 g/mol
Density  1.68 g/cm³
Boiling point  246 °C
Melting point  69 °C
2,4,6-Trichlorophenol File246Trichlorophenolsvg Wikimedia Commons
Appearance  yellow-whitish lumps or powder

2,4,6-Trichlorophenol, also known as TCP, phenaclor, Dowicide 2S, Dowcide 2S, omal, is a chlorinated phenol that has been used as a fungicide, herbicide, insecticide, antiseptic, defoliant, and glue preservative. It is a clear to yellowish crystalline solid with a strong, phenolic odor. It decomposes on heating to produce toxic and corrosive fumes including hydrogen chloride and chlorine.

Contents

2,4,6-Trichlorophenol TRC Details of CAS 208461283 ChemicalName 246

Health effects

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In animal models, consumption of 2,4,6-trichlorophenol leads to an increased incidence of lymphomas, leukemia, and liver cancer. It is classified as Group B2 (probable human carcinogen) by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. The technical grade of this substance may contain polychlorinated dibenzodioxins (PCDDs), polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs), and other contaminants.

Environmental effects

2,4,6-Trichlorophenol is an environmental pollutant that has been found in fresh water lakes such as the Great Lakes.

2,4,6-Trichlorophenol 246trichlorophenol C6H3Cl3O ChemSynthesis
2,4,6-Trichlorophenol 246TRICHLOROPHENOL C6H2Cl3OH PubChem

References

2,4,6-Trichlorophenol Wikipedia


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