Agent Name

2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzofuran

CAS Number

51207-31-9

Formula

C12-H4-Cl4-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzofuran [Dioxin and dioxin-like; compounds]; 2,3,7,8-Tetrapolychlorinated dibenzofuran; Dibenzofuran, 2,3,7,8-tetrachloro-; TCDF; TCDBF; [ChemIDplus] UN2811

Category

Halogenated Polyaromatics

Description

Solid; [HSDB] White powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Formed as unwanted by-product during the manufacturing of chlorinated compounds; Not commercially used or produced; [HSDB]

Comments

See "CHLORINATED DIBENZOFURANS."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.53E-6 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Toxic solid, organic, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Reproductive Toxin

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Chloracne

IARC Carcinogen

Not Classifiable

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