Agent Name

Octachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin

CAS Number

3268-87-9

Formula

C12-Cl8-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1,2,3,4,6,7,8,9-Octachlorodibenzo(1,4)dioxin; 1,2,3,4,6,7,8,9-Octachlorodibenzo(b,e)(1,4)dioxin; 1,2,3,4,6,7,8,9-Octachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin; 1,2,3,4,6,7,8,9-Octachlorodibenzodioxin; 1,2,3,4,6,7,8,9-Octachorodibenzo-p-dioxin; Dibenzo-p-dioxin, 1,2,3,4,6,7,8,9-octachloro-; OCDD; Octa polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxin; Octachloro-para-dibenzodioxin; Octachlorodibenzo(b,e)(1,4)dioxin; Octachlorodibenzo-4-dioxin; Octachlorodibenzodioxin; [ChemIDplus] UN2811

Category

Halogenated Polyaromatics

Description

Colorless or white solid; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

Not commercially manufactured; May exist as impurity in certain herbicides and fungicides; [HSDB]

Comments

An eye irritant; May cause chloracne and liver damage; [CAMEO] See "Dibenzo-p-dioxin." See "2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

8.25E-13 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

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

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Dermatotoxin

Chloracne

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