pentachlorophenol

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pentachlorophenol

[pen-tuh-klawr-uh-fee-nawl, -nol, -klohr-]
noun Chemistry.
a white, crystalline, water-insoluble powder, C 6 Cl 5 OH, used chiefly in fungicides, disinfectants, and wood preservatives.

Origin:
1875–80; penta- + chloro-2 + phenol

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pentachlorophenol (ˌpɛntəˌklɔːrəˈfiːnɒl)
 
n
a white crystalline water-insoluble compound used as a fungicide, herbicide, and preservative for wood. Formula: C6Cl5OH

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Pure pentachlorophenol exists as colorless crystals.
Pentachlorophenol is a manufactured chemical not found naturally in the environment.
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