Definitions for "Pentachlorophenol"
Keywords:  hcl, fungicide, preserve, decay, toxic
(penta):    A chlorinated ring hydrocarbon used widely as a wood preservative. Now banned from use as a consumer product, it is a suspect human carcinogen based on its ability to cause cancer in test animals (RTECS, 1992). It bioconcentrates in body tissue.
A wood preservative used to control fungal decay, termites or lyctid beetles.
CAS Number: 87-86-5. A crystalline compound used as a wood preservative, fungicide and disinfectant. Chemical formula = C6HCl5O. Molecular weight = 266.35 g/mol. Learn More...