Synonyms: "perchlorobenzene", "hexachlorobenzene", "anticarie", "sanocide", "phenyl perchloryl", "hexachlorbenzol", "snieciotox", "amatin"

Source: hexachlorobenzene is a chlorinated hydrocarbon selective fungicide used as a seed protectant treatment, especially on wheat to control common and dwarf bunt.


IUPAC Name: 1,2,3,4,5,6-hexachlorobenzene
CAS Number: 118-74-1
PubChem ID: 8370
Canonical SMILES: C1(=C(C(=C(C(=C1Cl)Cl)Cl)Cl)Cl)Cl

Structural Properties:

Molecular Formula: C6Cl6
Molecular Weight: 284.782

Pharmacophore Features:

Number of bond donors: 0
Number of bond acceptors: 0
Number of atoms different from hydrogen: 12


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Smith AG, Dinsdale D, Cabral JRP, Wright AL. 1987. Goiter and wasting induced in hamsters by hexachlorobenzene. Arch Toxicol 60(5):343-349.

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.

Visser TJ, Kaptein E, van Toor H, van Raaij JAGM, van den Berg KJ, Joe CTT, van Engelen JGM, Brouwer A. 1993. Glucuronidation of thyroid hormone in rat liver: Effects of in vivo treatment with microsomal enzyme inducers and in vitro assay conditions. Endocrinology 133(5):2177-2186.

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