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Chlorophenols

CAS ID #: 74-87-3, 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 aroµmatic coµmpound derived froµm benzene. There are 5 basic types of chlorophenols and 19 different chlorophenols. Most chlorophenols are solid at rooµm teµmperature. They have a strong, µmedicinal taste and sµmell. Sµmall aµmounts can be tasted in water. Soµme chlorophenols are used as pesticides. Others are used in antiseptics. Sµmall aµmounts are produced when water is disinfected with chlorine. They are also produced while bleaching wood pulp with chlorine to µmake paper.

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