Published June 1987
by World Health Organization .
Written in English
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Pentachlorophenol is a synthetic substance, made from other chemicals, and does not occur naturally in the environment. It is made by only one company in the United States. At one time, it was one of the most widely used biocides in the United States. Since , the purchase and use of pentachlorophenol has been restricted to certified applicators. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Fielder, R.J. Pentachlorophenol. London: H.M.S.O., (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication. Wood preservative pesticides: Creosote, pentachlorophenol, and the inorganic arsenicals [Anonymous,.] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Wood preservative pesticides: Creosote, pentachlorophenol, and the inorganic arsenicalsPrice: $ Pentachlorophenol (PCP) is an industrial wood preservative used mainly to treat utility poles and cross arms. EPA is currently reevaluating PCP as part of the Registration Review program (see Docket Number EPA-HQ-OPP at ). Basic Information. PCP has been used as a wood preservative since
Pentachlorophenol is a manufactured chemical that does not occur naturally. Pure pentachlorophenol exists as colorless crystals. Impure pentachlorophenol (the form usually found at hazardous waste sites) is dark gray to brown and exists as dust, beads, or flakes. Humans are usually exposed to impure pentachlorophenol (also called technical grade pentachlorophenol). IUPAC Standard InChIKey: IZUPBVBPLAPZRR-UHFFFAOYSA-N CAS Registry Number: Chemical structure: This structure is also available as a 2d Mol file or as a. A meta description is an HTML tag in the HTML code of your website, which allows you to customize a section of text that describes the page itself. It plays a role in how your page is seen by search engine crawlers, and how it appears in SERPs. pentachlorophenol: (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, commonly referred to as penta, is the most commonly used preservative for utility poles and is the treatment of choice for as much as half of the wood poles used in North America. This industrial strength preservative has been used for wood treating since the s and has achieved an impressive record of service performance. Pentachlorophenol is readily absorbed from all routes of exposure and is excreted unchanged or as a glucuronide conjugate. The half-life in blood ranges from 15 to 78 hours. Pentachlorophenol is an uncoupler of oxidative phosphorylation and therefore produces pyrexia in poisoned animals. Pentachlorophenol (PCP) and its substitutes, such as TeCP, have gained an increasing usage as fungicide, insecticide, mollusicide, algicide, disinfectant, and as an anti-fouling paint ingredient  since the early s. They are used as wood preservatives, impregnation agent for textiles, bactericide in tanning and paper pulp industries. Print book: Government publication: EnglishView all editions and formats: Rating: (not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first. Subjects: Pentachlorophenol. Chlorophenols -- toxicity. Environmental Exposure. View all subjects; More like this: Similar Items.