Agent Name

Octachlorostyrene

CAS Number

29082-74-4

Formula

C8-Cl8

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Benzene, pentachloro(trichloroethenyl)-; Styrene, octachloro-; Trichlorovinylpentachlorobenzene; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Halogenated Monoaromatics

Description

White solid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

An unintended by-product of various industrial processes including electrolytic production of chlorine gas or magnesium, refining and degassing in aluminum smelting, and chlorination and distillation for the production of niobium and tantalum; [HSDB]

Comments

Effects in single oral dose study with rats include increased liver weight, liver enzyme activity, serum cholesterol, and uric acid; Histological changes to the liver and thyroid were observed in 28 day feeding study with rats at doses as low as 5 ppm; Significant histological changes to liver, thyroid, and kidneys observed in one year feeding study with rats; [HSDB]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.32E-5 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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