ATSDR | Toxicological Profile for Chlorophenols


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Chlorophenols are a group of chemicals in which hydrogens are replaced by chlorines (between one and five) on phenol. Phenol is an aromatic compound derived from benzene, the simplest aromatic hydrocarbon, by adding a hydroxy group to a carbon to replace a hydrogen. There are five basic types of chlorophenols: mono[one]chlorophenols, di[two]chlorophenols, tri[three]chlorophenols, tetra[four]chlorophenols, and penta[five]chlorophenol.

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