pentachlorophenol


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Related to pentachlorophenol: creosote, tetrachlorophenol

pen·ta·chlor·o·phe·nol

(pen'tă-klōr'ō-fē'nol),
Insecticide for termite control, preharvest defoliant, and general herbicide. Has been used extensively to preserve wood, wood products, starches, dextrins, and glues. No longer available for consumer use; a powerful irritant.

pentachlorophenol

Toxicology A toxic pesticide and wood preservative Clinical Hyperpyrexia, night sweats, diaphoresis, tachycarida, tachypnea, generalized weakness, N&V, abdominal pain, anorexia, headache, intense thirst, pain in extremities, coma, death Management Supportive–↓ body temperature, hydration, treat metabolic acidosis

pentachlorophenol

(pent″ă-klōr″ŏ-fē′nōl″)
C6HCl5O; a chemical previously used as a wood preservative for termite control and as a defoliant. It is extremely toxic on its own, but some grades are additionally contaminated with dioxin.

pentachlorophenol

a wood preservative with great capacity to enter the body by any route, including percutaneously; causes weight loss, low milk production and general debility.
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A Study of the Effects of Developmental Pentachlorophenol Exposure on the Adult Locomotor Behavior in Fruit Flies (Drosophila melariogaster).
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The plant also has groundwater contamination, mostly involving the chemical pentachlorophenol, with a plume that extends to residential neighborhoods to the north and west.
In early December 2002, a plaintiff's coalition sued the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in federal court to stop the use of three highly toxic wood preservatives--chromated copper arsenate (CCA), pentachlorophenol (penta) and creosote--to treat lumber, utility poles and railroad ties against damage caused by insects and fungi.
But it was months before she discovered what exactly had poisoned her - strong industrial chemicals called Lindane, Pentachlorophenol and Borester 7.
These chemicals were antimony, arsenic, barium, cadmium, copper, cyanide, fluoride, lead, naphthalene, nickel, pentachlorophenol, phenol, and vanadium.
While there were no surprises among the compounds that bound to the estrogen receptor, Danzo says he was amazed to see how many pollutants bound to the androgen receptor: DDT and three of its breakdown products, two ingredients of lindane (gamma- and delta-HCH), dieldrin, atrazine, and pentachlorophenol.
Oil-type preservatives, which include creosote, pentachlorophenol, and copper naphthenate, generally leave the wood with an oil-like surface that is not paintable.