Agent Name

Pentachlorophenol, sodium salt

Alternative Name

Sodium pentachlorophenate

CAS Number

131-52-2

Formula

C6-H-Cl5-O.Na

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Sodium pentachlorophenate; Dow dormant fungicide; Dowicide G; Dowicide G-ST; GR 48-11PS; GR 48-32S; Mystox D; Napclor-G; PCP Sodium salt; PCP-Sodium; Pentachlorophenate sodium; Pentachlorophenoxy sodium; Pentachlorphenol sodium salt; Pentanot 25; Pentaphenate; Phenol, pentachloro-, sodium salt; PKhFN; Preventol PN; Santobrite; Santobrite D; Sapco 25; Sodium PCP; Sodium pentachlorophenol; Sodium pentachlorophenolate; Sodium pentachlorophenoxide; Sodium pentachlorphenate; Sodium, (pentachlorophenoxy)-; Weedbeads; Witophen N; [ChemIDplus] UN2567

Category

Chlorophenols

Description

White or tan solid; [Hawley] Small slightly brown beads; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as bactericide, fungicide, and disinfectant (cooling towers, adhesives, construction materials, leather tanning, paints, petroleum drilling muds, photographic solutions, pulp and paper processing, textiles, water treatment, and industrial re-circulating water); [HSDB] Used as herbicide; [Hawley]

Comments

A skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; Can be absorbed through skin; May be toxic to the central nervous system, kidneys, liver, and skin (chloracne); May be contaminated with polychlorinated dibenzodioxins and dibenzofurans; [ICSC] An eye, nose, and throat irritant; [CAMEO] A skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; [eChemPortal: ESIS] An irritant; Can be absorbed through skin; May cause damage to kidneys, lungs, and liver; [MSDSonline] See "Pentachlorophenol." See "CHLOROPHENOLS."

Restricted

Not currently registered as pesticide with the EPA for use in the US; [HSDB] Banned in the EU as pesticide for plant protection; Use severely restricted as a biocide; [eChemPortal: ESIS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

2.7E-11 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (mice) = 240 mg/m3/2h

Adverse Effects
Nephrotoxin

Yes

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Other Poison

Uncoupler

Dermatotoxin

Chloracne

IARC Carcinogen

Possible Carcinogen

NTP Carcinogen

Anticipated Human Carcinogen

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