2,2',4,4',6,6'-hexachlorobiphenyl

Synonyms: "2,4,6,2',4',6'-hexachlorobiphenyl", "2,2',4,4',6,6'-Hcb", "2,2',4,4',6,6'-Hexachloro-1,1'-biphenyl"

Source: 2,2',4,4',6,6'-hexachlorobiphenyl is a member of the polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB), 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: 1,3,5-trichloro-2-(2,4,6-trichlorophenyl)benzene
CAS Number: 33979-03-2
PubChem ID: 36647
InChiKey: ICOAEPDGFWLUTI-UHFFFAOYSA-N
Canonical SMILES: C1=C(C=C(C(=C1Cl)C2=C(C=C(C=C2Cl)Cl)Cl)Cl)Cl

Structural Properties:

Molecular Formula: C12H4Cl6
Molecular Weight: 360,878

Pharmacophore Features:

Number of bond donors: 0
Number of bond acceptors: 0
Number of atoms different from hydrogen: 18

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Fielden MR, Chen I, Chittim B, Safe SH, Zacharewski TR. 1997. Examination of the estrogenicity of 2,4,6,2',6'-pentachlorobiphenyl (PCB 104), its hydroxylated metabolite 2,4,6,2',6'-pentachloro-4-biphenylol (HO-PCB 104), and a further chlorinated derivative, 2,4,6,2',4',6'-hexachlorobiphenyl (PCB 155). Environ Health Perspect 105(11):1238-1248.

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