2,3,4,8-tetrachlorodibenzofuran

Synonyms: "2,3,4,8-tetrachloro-dibenzofuran"

Source: 2,3,4,8-tetrachlorodibenzofuran 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: 2,3,4,8-tetrachlorodibenzofuran
CAS Number: 83704-32-9
PubChem ID: 55112
InChiKey: IIKXRERKNIJJQY-UHFFFAOYSA-N
Canonical SMILES: C1=CC2=C(C=C1Cl)C3=CC(=C(C(=C3O2)Cl)Cl)Cl

Structural Properties:

Molecular Formula: C12H4Cl4O
Molecular Weight: 305,972

Pharmacophore Features:

Number of bond donors: 0
Number of bond acceptors: 0
Number of atoms different from hydrogen: 17

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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.
Mason G, Sawyer T, Keys B, Bandiera S, Romkes M, Piskorska-Pliszczynska J, Zmudzka B, Safe S. 1985. Polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs): correlation between in vivo and in vitro structure-activity relationships. Toxicology 37(1-2):1-12.

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