Agent Name

2,3,4,5-Tetrachlorophenol

CAS Number

4901-51-3

Formula

C6-H2-Cl4-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

2,3,4,5-Tetrachlorophenate; Phenol, 2,3,4,5-tetrachloro-; [ChemIDplus] UN2020

Category

Chlorophenols

Description

Solid; [HSDB] Powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a fungicide; [HSDB]

Comments

A nose, throat, and respiratory tract irritant; [HSDB] Prolonged contact corrosive to eyes; May cause skin burns, hyperthermia, methemoglobinemia, liver and kidney damage, and convulsions; [CAMEO] A strong irritant; [MSDSonline] See "CHLOROPHENOLS."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.000339 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Chlorophenols, solid."

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Nephrotoxin

Yes

Other Poison

Uncoupler

Dermatotoxin

Chloracne

IARC Carcinogen

Possible Carcinogen

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