Agent Name

1,2,3,6,7,8-Hexachlorodibenzofuran

CAS Number

57117-44-9

Formula

C12-H2-Cl6-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1,2,3,6,7,8-Hexa polychlorinated dibenzofuran; 2,3,4,7,8,9-Hexachlorodibenzofuran; F 121; Dibenzofuran, 1,2,3,6,7,8-hexachloro-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Halogenated Polyaromatics

Comments

Causes changes in liver and thymus weights, effects on phosphatases, and weight loss in 13-week constant oral studies of rats; [RTECS] See "CHLORINATED DIBENZOFURANS."

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Reproductive Toxin

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Chloracne

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