Agent Name

2,3,4,7,8-Pentachlorodibenzofuran

CAS Number

57117-31-4

Formula

C12-H3-Cl5-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

2,3,4,7,8-Pentapolychlorinated dibenzofuran; 4-PeCDF; Dibenzofuran, 2,3,4,7,8-pentachloro-; [ChemIDplus] UN2811

Category

Halogenated Polyaromatics

Description

Solid; [CAMEO]

Comments

Causes liver injury, tumors, and reproductive effects in animal experiments; [RTECS] See "CHLORINATED DIBENZOFURANS."

Reference Link

IARC 2012: 2,3,4,7,8-Pentachlorodibenzofuran

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

3.46E-7 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Reproductive Toxin

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Chloracne

IARC Carcinogen

Known Carcinogen

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