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Substance Name: Creosote [JAN]
RN: 8021-39-4
UNII: 3JYG22FD73

Notes

  • A greasy substance with a smoky odor and burned taste created by high temperature treatment of BEECH and other WOOD; COAL TAR; or resin of the CREOSOTE BUSH. It contains CRESOLS and POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS which are CARCINOGENS. It has been widely used as wood preservative and in PESTICIDES and had former use medicinally in DISINFECTANTS; LAXATIVES; and DERMATOLOGIC AGENTS.
  • A greasy substance with a smoky odor and burned taste created by high temperature treatment of BEECH and other WOOD; or resin of the CREOSOTE BUSH. It contains CRESOLS and POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS. It had former use medicinally in DISINFECTANTS; LAXATIVES; and DERMATOLOGIC AGENTS.
  • TSCA Definition 2019: A complex combination of phenols obtained as a distillate from wood tar.

Molecular Formula

  • Unspecified
 

Classification Codes

  • TSCA UVCB
  • Tumor Data
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Names and Synonyms

Name of Substance

  • Creosote
  • Creosote [JAN]
  • Creosote, wood

MeSH Heading

  • Creosote

Synonyms

  • Beechwood creosote
  • Beechwood creosote (Fagus spp.)
  • CCRIS 6004
  • Creosote, beechwood
  • Creosote, wood
  • EINECS 232-419-1
  • HSDB 1979
  • RCRA waste number U051
  • UNII-3JYG22FD73
  • Wood creosote

Systematic Names

  • Creosote, wood
  • Wood creosote

Superlist Names

  • Creosote
  • Creosote (wood tar)
  • Creosote (wood)
  • Creosote, wood
  • Wood creosote

Registry Numbers

CAS Registry Number

  • 8021-39-4

FDA UNII

  • 3JYG22FD73

System Generated Number

  • 0008021394