2,4,5-trichlorophenoxyacetic acid

Synonyms: "fortex", "(2,4,5-trichlorophenoxy)acetic acid", "trioxone", "trioxon", "fence rider", "2,4,5-T", "BCF-Bushkiller", "Verton 2T"

Source: 2-(2,4,5-trichlorophenoxy)acetic acid is a herbicide used primarily to control woody plants and few herbaceous species.


IUPAC Name: 2-(2,4,5-trichlorophenoxy)acetic acid
CAS Number: 93-76-5
PubChem ID: 1480
Canonical SMILES: C1=C(C(=CC(=C1Cl)Cl)Cl)OCC(=O)O

Structural Properties:

Molecular Formula: C8H5Cl3O3
Molecular Weight: 255,483

Pharmacophore Features:

Number of bond donors: 1
Number of bond acceptors: 3
Number of atoms different from hydrogen: 14


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Toxicological Information

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Evidence Supporting This Chemical as an Endocrine Disruptor
TEDX List of Potential Endocrine Disruptors

Kim CS, Keizer RF, Ambrose WW, Breese GR. 1987. Effects of 2,4,5-trichlorophenoxyacetic acid and quinolinic acid on 5- hydroxy-3-indoleacetic acid transport by the rabbit choroid plexus: pharmacology and electron microscopic cytochemistry. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol 90(3):436-444.
Van den Berg KJ, van Raaij JAGM, Bragt PC, Notten WRF. 1991. Interactions of halogenated industrial chemicals with transthyretin and effects on thyroid hormone levels in vivo. Arch Toxicol 65(1):15-19.

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