Agent Name

Pentachlorobenzene

CAS Number

608-93-5

Formula

C6-H-Cl5

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1,2,3,4,5-Pentachlorobenzene; Benzene, pentachloro-; PCB; Pentachlorobenzene; QCB; [ChemIDplus] UN3077 [MSDSonline]

Category

Halogenated Monoaromatics

Description

Clear to white crystals with a characteristic odor; [ICSC]

Sources/Uses

Used as a chemical intermediate for pentachloronitrobenzene; [HSDB]

Comments

May cause liver injury; Reproductive toxin in animals; Produces HCl when burned; [ICSC] It is relatively unreactive, and it is insoluble in water. [CAMEO] See "1,2,3,5-Tetrachlorobenzene."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.0065 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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