Agent Name

Pentachloroanisole

CAS Number

1825-21-4

Formula

C7-H3-Cl5-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

2,3,4,5,6-Pentachloroanisole; Anisole, 2,3,4,5,6-pentachloro-; Benzene, pentachloromethoxy-; Ether, methyl pentachlorophenyl; Methyl pentachlorophenate; Methyl pentachlorophenyl ester; Methyl pentachlorophenyl ether; Pentachloranisole; Pentachloromethoxybenzene; Pentachlorophenyl methyl ether; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Halogenated Anisoles

Description

White solid; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

Environmental metabolite of the wood preservative/slimicide pentachlorophenol (PCP); Not commercially produced in the US; [HSDB]

Comments

A mutagen, tumorigen, and reproductive effector; Causes somnolence, weakness, and hepatitis in high-dose feeding studies of rats; [RTECS] May cause irritation; Harmful by ingestion; [MSDSonline] See "Pentachlorophenol."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.000592 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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