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 PFOS
Chemical name:
Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS);
Octanesulfonate, 1,1,2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,7,7,8,8,8-heptadecafluoro-
Synonyms/abbreviations:
1-Octanesulfonic acid, 1,1,2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,7,7,8,8,8-heptadecafluoro; 1,1,2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,7,7,8,8,8-heptadecafluoro-1-octanesulfonic acid; 1-Octanesulfonic acid, heptadecafluoro-; 1-Perfluorooctanesulfonic acid; Heptadecafluoro-1-octanesulfonic acid; Perfluoro-n-octanesulfonic acid; Perfluoroctanesulfonic acid; Perfluoroctylsulfonic acid
CAS registry number:
PFOS, as an anion, does not have a specific CAS number. The listing under the Stockholm Convention includes the parent sulfonic acid (CAS No. 1763-23-1), perfluorooctane sulfonyl fluoride (CAS No. 307-35-7) and some examples of its commercially important salts listed below:
Potassium salt (CAS No. 2795-39-3)
Diethanolamine salt (CAS No. 70225-14-8)
Ammonium salt (CAS No. 29081-56-9)
Lithium salt (CAS No. 29457-72-5)
Tetraethylammonium perfluorooctane sulfonate (CAS No. 56773-42-3)
Didecyldimenthylammonium perfluorooctane sulfonate (CAS No. 251099-16-8)
Structure:
Molecular weight:
506.1 (potassium salt)
Molecular formula:
C8F17SO3
 
c-PentaBDE and the related TetraBDE and PentaBDE
Chemical name and CAS registry number:
“Tetrabromodiphenyl ether and pentabromodiphenyl ether” means
2,2',4,4'-tetrabromodiphenyl ether (BDE-47, CAS No: 5436-43-1)
2,2',4,4',5-pentabromodiphenyl ether (BDE-99, CAS No: 60348-60-9) and other tetra- and pentabromodiphenyl ethers present in commercial pentabromodiphenyl ether.
Synonyms/abbreviations:
Pentabromodiphenyl ether (PentaBDE and PentaBDPE), Benzene, 1,1’-oxybis-, pentabromo derivative, Pentabromophenoxybenzene, Pentabromobi(s)phenyl ether; biphenyl ether, pentabromo derivative = PeBBE, Pentabromobi(s)phenyl oxide = PeBBO, Pentabromodiphenyl oxide = PeBDPO = PentaBDPO
Trade names:
Bromkal 70, Bromkal 70 DE, Bromkal 70 5DE, Bromkal G1, Great Lakes DE 71, Great Lakes DE-60 F (85% PeBDE), FR 1205/1215, Pentabromprop, Saytex 115, Tardex 50.
Structure:
Molecular weight:
564.69 g/mol
Molecular formula:
C12H5Br5O
 
c-OctaBDE and the relate hexaBDE and heptaBDE
Chemical name and CAS registry number:
Hexabromodiphenyl ether and heptabromodiphenyl ether” means
2,2',4,4',5,5'-hexabromodiphenyl ether (BDE-153, CAS No: 68631-49-2), 2,2',4,4',5,6'-hexabromodiphenyl ether (BDE-154, CAS No: 207122-15-4), 2,2',3,3',4,5',6-heptabromodiphenyl ether (BDE-175, CAS No: 446255-22-7), 2,2',3,4,4',5',6-heptabromodiphenyl ether (BDE-183, CAS No: 207122-16-5) and other hexa- and heptabromodiphenyl ethers present in commercial
octabromodiphenyl ether
Synonyms/abbreviations:
1-Octanesulfonic acid, 1,1,2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,7,7,8,8,8-heptadecafluoro; 1,1,2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,7,7,8,8,8-heptadecafluoro-1-octanesulfonic acid; 1-Octanesulfonic acid, heptadecafluoro-; 1-Perfluorooctanesulfonic acid; Heptadecafluoro-1-octanesulfonic acid; Perfluoro-n-octanesulfonic acid; Perfluoroctanesulfonic acid; Perfluoroctylsulfonic acid
Structure:
Molecular weight:
801.38 g/mol
Molecular formula:
C12H2Br8O
 
HBCD
Chemical name:
Hexabromocyclododecane and 1,2,5,6,9,10 -hexabromocyclododecane
Trade name:
Cyclododecane, hexabromo; HBCD; Bromkal 73-6CD; Nikkafainon CG 1; Pyroguard F 800; Pyroguard SR 103; Pyroguard SR 103A; Pyrovatex 3887; Great Lakes CD-75P™; Great Lakes CD-75; Great Lakes CD75XF; Great Lakes CD75PC (compacted); Dead Sea Bromine Group Ground FR 1206 I-LM; Dead Sea Bromine Group Standard FR 1206 I-LM; Dead Sea Bromine Group Compacted FR 1206 I-CM.
CAS registry number:
25637-99-4; 3194-55-6
Structure:
Molecular weight:
641.7 g/mol
Molecular formula:
C12H18Br6
 
 
PCBs
Chemical name and CAS registry number:
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) 1336-36-3
Trade names:
Aroclor, Pyranol, Pyroclor, Phenochlor, Pyralene, Clophen, Elaol, Kanechlor, Santotherm, Fenchlor, Apirolio, Sovol.
Structure:
Molecular weight:
188.7 - 498.7 g/mol
Molecular formula:
C12H10-xClx (x = 1-10)
 
 
Endosulfan
Chemical name:
Endosulfan
6,7,8,9,10,10-hexachloro-1,5,5a,6,9,9a-hexahydro-6,9-methano-2,4,3-benzodioxathiepin-3-oxide
6,9-methano-2,4,3-benzodioxathiepin-6,7,8,9,10,10-hexachloro-1,5,5a,6,9,9-hexahydro-3-oxide
Trade name:
Thiodan® , Thionex, Endosan, Farmoz, Endosulfan, Callisulfan
CAS registry number:
alpha (α) endosulfan
beta (β) endosulfan
technical endosulfan *
Endosulfan sulfate: * stereochemically unspecified
959-98-8
33213-65-9
115-29-7
1031-07-8
Structure:
α-endosulfan β-endosulfan endosulfan sulfate
Molecular weight:
406.96 g·mol-1 422.96 g·mol-1
Molecular formula:
C9H6Cl6O3S C9H6Cl6O4S
* Technical endosulfan is a 2:1 to 7:3 mixture of the α- and the β-isomer.
 
DDT
Chemical name:
DDT
1,1,1-trichloro-2,2-bis(4-chlorophenyl)ethane
Trade name:
Anofex (Geigy Chemical Corp.), Cezarex, Chlorophenothane, Clofenotane, Dicophane, Dinocide, Gesarol (Syngenta Crop.), Guesapon, Guesarol, Gyron (Ciba-Geigy Corp. – now Novartis), Ixodex, Neocid (Reckitt & Colman, Ltd), Neocidol (Ciba-Geigy Corp. – now Novartis), and Zerdane
CAS registry number:
50-29-3
Structure:
Molecular weight:
354.49 g/mol
Molecular formula:
C14H9Cl5
 
 
Lindane
Chemical name:
Lindane
CAS registry number:
58-89-9
Structure:
Molecular weight:
290.83 g/mol
 
Molecular formula:
C6H6Cl6
 
 
 
 
 
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