Synonyms: "TCDBF", "TCDF", "2,3,7,8-TCDF"
Source: 2,3,7,8-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). 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzofuran is also directly released to the environment via emissions from municipal waste incineration, the burning of hazardous waste in industrial boilers, fires involving PCB (polychlorinated biphenyls) transformers, exhaust from automobiles using leaded gasoline, and as a byproduct from the bleaching of pulp.
IUPAC Name: 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzofuran
CAS Number: 51207-31-9
PubChem ID: 39929
Canonical SMILES: C1=C2C3=CC(=C(C=C3OC2=CC(=C1Cl)Cl)Cl)Cl
Molecular Formula: C12H4Cl4O
Molecular Weight: 305,972
Number of bond donors: 0
Number of bond acceptors: 0
Number of atoms different from hydrogen: 17
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