Agent Name

2,3,6-Trichlorophenol

CAS Number

933-75-5

Formula

C6-H3-Cl3-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Phenol, 2,3,6-trichloro-; [ChemIDplus] 1-Hydroxy-2,3,6-trichlorobenzene; [ICSC] UN2020

Category

Chlorophenols

Description

Colorless solid; [ICSC] May also be in the form of purple solid; [CAMEO] White to brown solid with a pungent phenolic odor; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

"Chlorinated phenols are used as intermediates in the synthesis of dyes, pigments, and phenolic resins. Certain chlorophenols also are used directly as flea repellents, ... mold inhibitors, antiseptics, disinfectants, and antigumming agents for gasoline." [HSDB] Used as bactericide, fungicide, and to make pesticides; [EPA OHM/TADS]

Comments

A skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; May cause hyperthermia and convulsions after ingestion; [ICSC] Prolonged contact corrosive to eyes; May cause skin burns, hyperthermia, liver and kidney damage, and convulsions; [CAMEO] An irritant; Effects in high-dose animal studies include convulsions or effect on seizure threshold; [MSDSonline] See "CHLOROPHENOLS."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.00246 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 78 deg C; [ICSC] 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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