(2,4,5-trichlorophenoxy) acetic acid

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(2,4,5-tri·chlo·ro·phen·ox·y) a·ce·tic ac·id

(trī-klōr'ō-fē-nok'sē ă-sē'tik as'id)
An 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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We investigated the sex ratio of children of pesticide workers who produced the biocide trichlorophenol and the herbicide 2,4,5-trichlorophenoxy acetic acid from 1961 to 1988 in the city of Ufa, Bashkortostan, Russia.
From 1961 to 1988, over 600 workers in this chemical factory produced 2,4,5-trichlorophenol (TrCP) that was used as a wood preservative and as an intermediate in the further production of both the germicide hexachlorophene and the phenoxy herbicide 2,4,5-trichlorophenoxy acetic acid (2,4,5-T).