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Pentachlorophenol MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Pentachlorophenol
Tree Number(s)
D02.455.426.559.389.657.190.633
Unique ID
D010416
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D010416
Scope Note
An insecticide and herbicide that has also been used as a wood preservative. Pentachlorphenol is a widespread environmental pollutant. Both chronic and acute pentachlorophenol poisoning are medical concerns. The range of its biological actions is still being actively explored, but it is clearly a potent enzyme inhibitor and has been used as such as an experimental tool.
Entry Term(s)
Sodium Pentachlorophenate
Pharm Action
Environmental Pollutants
Enzyme Inhibitors
Herbicides
Insecticides
Pesticides
Poisons
Uncoupling Agents
Registry Number
D9BSU0SE4T
Related Numbers
640L8FZO38
87-86-5
CAS Type 1 Name
Phenol, pentachloro-
Previous Indexing
Herbicides (1966-1970)
Phenols (1966-1970)
Public MeSH Note
91; was see under CHLOROPHENOLS 1977-90; was see under PHENOLS 1971-76
History Note
91(71); was see under CHLOROPHENOLS 1977-90; was see under PHENOLS 1971-76
Date Established
1991/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2013/07/08
Pentachlorophenol Preferred
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