Agent Name

2,6-Dichlorophenol

CAS Number

87-65-0

Formula

C6-H4-Cl2-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

2,6-Dichlorfenol [Czech]; Phenol, 2,6-dichloro-; [ChemIDplus] 2,6-DCP; [CAMEO] 2,6-Dichlorohydroxybenzene; [CHEMINFO] UN2020

Category

Chlorophenols

Description

White solid; [Merck Index] Off-white crystalline solid; Insoluble in water; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a chemical intermediate for 2,4,6-trichlorophenol and in the production of dehydro-l-ascorbic acid; [HSDB]

Comments

A strong skin and eye irritant; Causes convulsions in high-dose animal experiments; [HSDB] Chlorophenols can cause liver and kidney injury; pentachlorophenol and tetrachlorophenols can inhibit oxidative phosphorylation; [Ullmann] See "CHLOROPHENOLS."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.03 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

Other CNS Neurotoxin

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Nephrotoxin

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

IARC Carcinogen

Possible Carcinogen

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