2,6-dichlorodibenzofuran

Synonyms: "2,6-dichlorodibenzo[b,d]furan"

Source: 2,6-dichlorodibenzofuran is one of the polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs), which are ubiquitous environmental contaminants, usually formed as byproducts of the production and use of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).

Identifiers:

IUPAC Name: 2,6-dichlorodibenzofuran
CAS Number: 60390-27-4
PubChem ID: 43255
InChiKey: XVLCNKFGFHUQNL-UHFFFAOYSA-N
Canonical SMILES: C1=CC2=C(C(=C1)Cl)OC3=C2C=C(C=C3)Cl

Structural Properties:

Molecular Formula: C12H6Cl2O
Molecular Weight: 237,081

Pharmacophore Features:

Number of bond donors: 0
Number of bond acceptors: 0
Number of atoms different from hydrogen: 15

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Bandiera S, Sawyer T, Romkes M, Zmudzka B, Safe L, Mason G, Keys B, Safe S. 1984. Polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs): effects of structure on binding to the 2,3,7,8-TCDD cytosolic receptor protein, AHH induction and toxicity. Toxicology 32(2):131-144.

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