Definition of trichlorophenol in English:



mass nounChemistry
  • A synthetic crystalline compound used as an insecticide and preservative and in the synthesis of pesticides.

    Chemical formula: C₆H₂Cl₃(OH); six isomers

    • ‘The chlorine reacts with phenolics in the cork to form trichlorophenol, which is converted to chloroanisoles by moulds growing on the cork, the germination and growth of these moulds being favoured by moist conditions.’
    • ‘Grey in color and flaky in appearance; 2,4,5-trichlorophenol also looks like small needles.’
    • ‘Different isomers of trichlorophenol exist according to which ring positions on the phenol contain chlorine atoms.’
    • ‘A study of 138 TCDD-exposed workers at a trichlorophenol production facility found that mean erythrocyte sedimentation rate increased, white blood cell count decreased, and platelet count decreased with current TCDD body burden.’