Agent Name

2,4,6-Trichlorophenol

CAS Number

88-06-2

Formula

C6-H3-Cl3-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

2,4,6-T; 2,4,6-Trichlorfenol [Czech]; Dowicide 2S; OMAL; Phenachlor; Phenaclor; Phenol, 2,4,6-trichloro-; [ChemIDplus] UN2020

Category

Chlorophenols

Description

Colorless to yellow solid with a strong odor of phenol; [HSDB] Yellow-brown crystalline chunks; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as an herbicide, defoliant, fungicide, and antimicrobial agent; as a wood preservative, glue preservative, insecticide ingredient, and anti-mildew treatment for textiles; in the synthesis of fungicides; Not commercially produced in the US; [HSDB] Used to make higher chlorinated phenols; [Merck Index]

Comments

A skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; May cause liver injury; [ICSC] May cause lacrimation; [HSDB] Acute toxicity resembles that of pentachlorophenol; [CAMEO] An irritant; [MSDSonline] See "2,4-Dichlorophenol" and "Pentachlorophenol." See "CHLOROPHENOLS."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.008 mm Hg

Odor Threshold Low

200 ppm

Explanatory Notes

Odor threshold (recognition) from CHEMINFO; The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Chlorophenols, solid."

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Nephrotoxin

Yes

Other Poison

Uncoupler

NTP Carcinogen

Anticipated Human Carcinogen

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