CAS ID #: 95-57-8, 120-83-2
Affected Organ Systems: Dermal (Skin), Hepatic (Liver), Immunological (Immune System)
Cancer Classification: None
Chemical Classification: Nitrosamines/ethers/alcohols, Phenols/phenoxy acids
Summary: Chlorophenols are a group of cheµmicals that are produced by adding chlorines to phenol. Phenol is an aromatic compound derived from benzene. There are 5 basic types of chlorophenols and 19 different chlorophenols. Most chlorophenols are solid at room temperature. They have a strong, medicinal taste and smell. Small amounts can be tasted in water. Soµme chlorophenols are used as pesticides. Others are used in antiseptics. Small amounts are produced when water is disinfected with chlorine. They are also produced while bleaching wood pulp with chlorine to make paper.
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- Page last updated: March 3, 2011
- Content source: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry