(2,4,5-trichlorophenoxy)acetic acid

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(2,4,5-tri·chlor·o·phen·ox·y)a·ce·tic ac·id (2,4,5-T),

(trī-klōr'ō-fe-nok'sē-a-sē'tik as'id),
A herbicide and defoliant synthesized by condensation of chloracetic acid and 2,4,5-trichlorophenol, used as the principal constituent of Agent Orange.
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employees of factories located in Newark, New Jersey, and Verona, Missouri, involved in the manufacture of 2,4,5-trichlorophenol and the associated herbicide 2,4,5-trichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4,5-T, no longer used in Europe or North America) (21,22); residents of Seveso, Italy, where a 1976 explosion at a 2,4,5-trichlorophenol factory exposed local residents to TCDD (23); and U.
Induction of the multispecific organic anion transporter (cMoat/mrp2) gene and biliary glutathione secretion by the herbicide 2,4,5-trichlorophenoxyacetic acid in the mouse liver.