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Compound Groups

Compound groups are groups of chemicals that share structural or chemical features. In most cases, hazard lists will assign hazards to individual substances. Compound groups are useful because in some cases, lists will instead identify a group of structurally similar compounds (such as lead compounds) as all having the same hazard. The Pharos staff is in the process of establishing and populating compound groups, and associating warnings from the hazard lists with them. The table below indicates how each compound group is populated, and what is the status of its population.
Compound Groups
COMPOUND GROUP NAME POPULATION STATUS DATE POPULATED DESCRIPTION PROFILE TYPE # MEMBERS # HAZARDS
Perfluoroheptanoic acid and its salts 04/24/23

ECHA defined chemical group

4 11
Perfluorohexanesulfonic acid and its salts (PFHxS) complete 02/27/23

ECHA chemical group parent

37 24
PFAS - OECD Comprehensive Global Database of PFASs (2018) complete

OECD's Comprehensive Global Database of PFASs

4748 14
Phenol, alkylation products (mainly in para position) with C12-rich branched alkyl chains from oligomerisation, covering any individual isomers and/ or combinations thereof (PDDP) complete 02/27/23

full name: Phenol, alkylation products (mainly in para position) with C12-rich branched alkyl chains from oligomerisation, covering any individual isomers and/ or combinations thereof (PDDP)

ECHA chemical group parent

7 9
polyacrylamides incomplete 4 1
Polychlorophenols and their sodium salts 04/13/20 9 2
POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS (PAH) (US NIH RoC) incomplete

This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition.

19 0
Polyhalogenated alicycles (NAS OFR subclass) complete

This compound group is populated from a National Academies of Science report "A Class Approach to Hazard Assessment of Organohalogen Flame Retardants (2019)" available at https://www.nap.edu/catalog/25412/a-class-approach-to-hazard-assessment-of-organohalogen-flame-retardants

20 13
Polyhalogenated aliphatic carboxylate (NAS OFR subclass) complete

This compound group is populated from a National Academies of Science report "A Class Approach to Hazard Assessment of Organohalogen Flame Retardants (2019)" available at https://www.nap.edu/catalog/25412/a-class-approach-to-hazard-assessment-of-organohalogen-flame-retardants

6 13
proteases with the exception of those specified elsewhere in Annex VI of Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 incomplete

This compound group is populated by taking the more general compound group and subtracting the chemicals found in the relevent Annex.

1 6
pyrethrins including cinerins, with the exception of those specified elsewhere in Annex VI of Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 incomplete

This compound group is populated by taking the more general compound group and subtracting the chemicals found in the relevent Annex.

1 7
Radioactive Elements 11 0
Radioiodines, including iodine-131 incomplete

This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition.

0 7
Radionuclides incomplete

This group has not been assigned a structural definition yet.

3 5
Radionuclides, alpha-particle-emitting, internally deposited incomplete

This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition.

0 7
Radionuclides, beta-particle-emitting, internally deposited incomplete

This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition.

0 7
Reaction products of 1,3,4-thiadiazolidine-2,5-dithione, formaldehyde and 4-heptylphenol, branched and linear (RP-HP) complete 02/27/23

with ≥0.1% w/w 4-heptylphenol, branched and linear (4-HPbl)

ECHA chemical group parent

2 7
Refractory Ceramic Fibres, Special Purpose Fibres, with the exception of those specified elsewhere in Annex XVII of Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006, [with alkaline oxide and alkali earth oxide content less or equal to 18 % by weight] incomplete

This compound group is populated by taking the more general compound group and subtracting the chemicals found in the relevent Annex.

3 12
Residual (heavy) fuel oils incomplete

This group has not been assigned a structural definition yet.

0 4
retinol/retinyl esters, when in daily dosages in excess of 10,000 iu, or 3,000 retinol equivalents incomplete

This group has not been assigned a structural definition yet.

0 4
salts of bromoxynil with the exception of those specified elsewhere in Annex VI of Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 incomplete

This compound group is populated by taking the more general compound group and subtracting the chemicals found in the relevent Annex.

0 10
salts of glyphosate, with the exception of those specified elsewhere in Annex VI of Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 incomplete

This compound group is populated by taking the more general compound group and subtracting the chemicals found in the relevent Annex.

0 2
salts of ioxynil with the exception of those specified elsewhere in Annex VI of Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 incomplete

This compound group is populated by taking the more general compound group and subtracting the chemicals found in the relevent Annex.

2 11
salts of oxalic acid with the exception of those specified elsewhere in Annex VI of Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 incomplete

This compound group is populated by taking the more general compound group and subtracting the chemicals found in the relevent Annex.

1 2
salts of thiocyanic acid, with the exception of those specified elsewhere in Annex VI of Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 incomplete

This compound group is populated by taking the more general compound group and subtracting the chemicals found in the relevent Annex.

0 5
selenium compounds with the exception of cadmium sulphoselenide and those specified elsewhere in Annex VI of Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 incomplete

This compound group is populated by taking the more general compound group and subtracting the chemicals found in the relevent Annex.

3190 17
Silver Compounds 1 1
Sodium perborate, perboric acid, sodium salt incomplete 8 8
Soots, tars, and mineral oils (untreated and mildly treated oils and used engine oils) incomplete

This group has not been assigned a structural definition yet.

0 8
Sulfur containing perfluorocarbons with no unsaturations and with sulfur bonds only to carbon and fluorine incomplete

This group hasn't been assigned a structural definition yet.

0 14
sunscreens 9 0
Synthetic mineral fiber (except for RCF) 2 5
Tellurium compounds incomplete

This compound group has not yet been populated. 

1 2
Tetrabutyltin compounds in progress

This compound group is defined by the SMILES string '[CH3][CH2][CH2][CH2][Sn]([CH2][CH2][CH2][CH3])([CH2][CH2][CH2][CH3])[CH2][CH2][CH2][CH3]'. For more information on SMILES, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simplified_molecular-input_line-entry_system.

2 19
tetrachloroplatinates with the exception of those specified elsewhere in Annex VI of Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 incomplete

This compound group is populated by taking the more general compound group and subtracting the chemicals found in the relevent Annex.

0 8
Tetraoctyltin compounds complete

This compound group is defined by the SMILES string '[CH3][CH2][CH2][CH2][CH2][CH2][CH2][CH2][Sn]([CH2][CH2][CH2][CH2][CH2][CH2][CH2][CH3])([CH2][CH2][CH2][CH2][CH2][CH2][CH2][CH3])[CH2][CH2][CH2][CH2][CH2][CH2][CH2][CH3]', then subtracting compounds with 2+ octyl ligands. For more information on SMILES, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simplified_molecular-input_line-entry_system.

0 17
thallium compounds, with the exception of those specified elsewhere in Annex VI of Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 incomplete

This compound group is populated by taking the more general compound group and subtracting the chemicals found in the relevent Annex.

6 8
Thioglycolic acid and its salts

CASRN taken from https://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/ntp/htdocs/chem_background/exsumpdf/sodiumthioglycolate_508.pdf

4 2
thioglycolic acid esters

CASRN taken from https://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/ntp/htdocs/chem_background/exsumpdf/sodiumthioglycolate_508.pdf

1 0
Toxins derived from Fusarium moniliforme (Fusarium verticillioides) incomplete

This group has not been assigned a structural definition yet.

0 3
trialkylamines, trialkanolamines and their salts 6 1
triethyltin compounds, with the exception of those specified elsewhere in Annex VI of Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 incomplete

This compound group is populated by taking the more general compound group and subtracting the chemicals found in the relevent Annex.

0 22
trioctyltin compounds, with the exception of those specified elsewhere in this Annex incomplete

This compound group is populated by taking the more general compound group and subtracting the chemicals found in the relevent Annex.

119 51
tris(branched and linear 4-nonylphenyl) phosphite [with ≥ 0.1% w/w of branched and linear 4-nonylphenol] complete 02/27/23

ECHA chemical group parent

9 7
Vanadium and compounds, unless water solubility < 4 g Vanadium/l complete 6 1
Vanadium Compounds 254 1
water soluble zinc salts 7 1
Zirconia Aluminosilicate Refractory Ceramic Fibres

Zirconia Aluminosilicate Refractory Ceramic Fibres are fibres covered by index number 650-017-00-8 in Annex VI, part 3, table 3.1 of Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2008 on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures, and fulfil the three following conditions:  a) oxides of aluminium, silicon and zirconium are the main components  present (in the fibres) within variable concentration ranges  b) fibres have a length weighted geometric mean diameter less two standard geometric errors of 6 or less micrometres (µm). c) alkaline oxide and alkali earth oxide (Na2O+K2O+CaO+MgO+BaO) content less or equal to 18% by weight.

ECHA chemical group parent

2 21
Zirconium Compounds in progress

This compound group is defined by the SMILES string '[Zr]'. For more information on SMILES, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simplified_molecular-input_line-entry_system.

11 3