Agent Name

4,4'-Dichlorodiphenyl sulfone

CAS Number

80-07-9

Formula

C12-H8-Cl2-O2-S

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1,1'-Sulfonylbis(4-chlorobenzene); 4,4'-Dichlorodiphenyl sulphone; 4-Chloro-1-(4-chlorophenylsulfonyl)benzene; 4-Chlorophenyl sulfone; Benzene, 1,1'-sulfonylbis(4-chloro-; Bis(4-chlorophenyl) sulfone; Bis(p-chlorophenyl) sulfone; Di-p-chlorophenyl sulfone; Sulfone, bis(p-chlorophenyl); p,p'-Dichlorodiphenyl sulfone; p-Chlorophenyl sulfone; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Halogenated Polyaromatics

Description

White or off-white solid; [HSDB] Off-white or tan powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used in high temperature plastics and as intermediate for Dapsone (an anti-leprotic drug and epoxy hardener); [HSDB]

Comments

Caused diarrhea and abnormal liver function tests in feeding studies of rats; [RTECS] Also affects CNS and kidneys in rat feeding studies; [HSDB] May cause irritation; [CAMEO] An irritant; Effects in high-dose animal studies include abnormal liver function tests; [MSDSonline] See "Sulphenone" and "Tetradifon."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

8.1E-7 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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