2,5-dichlorobiphenyl

Synonyms: "2,5-dichloro-1,1'-biphenyl", "1,4-dichloro-2-phenylbenzene", "3,6-dichlorobiphenyl"

Source: 2,5-dichlorobiphenyl is a member of the polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), a group of industrial chemicals used as dielectrics, coolants and lubricants in electrical equipment. PCBs contaminate water by leaching from landfills or other waste deposits.

Identifiers:

IUPAC Name: 1,4-dichloro-2-phenylbenzene
CAS Number: 34883-39-1
PubChem ID: 36980
InChiKey: KKQWHYGECTYFIA-UHFFFAOYSA-N
Canonical SMILES: C1=CC=C(C=C1)C2=C(C=CC(=C2)Cl)Cl

Structural Properties:

Molecular Formula: C12H8Cl2
Molecular Weight: 223,098

Pharmacophore Features:

Number of bond donors: 0
Number of bond acceptors: 0
Number of atoms different from hydrogen: 14

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Gierthy JF, Arcaro KF, Floyd M. 1997. Assessment of PCB estrogenicity in a human breast cancer cell line. Chemosphere 34(5-7):1495-1505.

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