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
Antimicrobials incomplete

The term “antimicrobials” is a general term to describe a variety of substances that kill or control the growth of microbes, including bacteria and fungi.

These substances are regulated as pesticides by the US Environmental Protection Agency and can present hazards to human and/or environmental health.

A great number of products on the market incorporate antimicrobials into their composition because they require preservation.  Water-based formulations and certain polymers are vulnerable to microbes that would otherwise feed on these materials and over time compromise their performance or appearance.

Some products on the market may include antimicrobials not for preservation, but to kill microbes that might make us sick.  However, to date there is no evidence that adding antimicrobials these products result in healthier populations, and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have both issued statements advising that adding antimicrobials to such products are unnecessary.

The inclusion of antimicrobials in finished products – especially when used as preservatives – is not always disclosed and it may be difficult to determine what additives are present, and in what amounts.

This is a partial list of antimicrobial additives that may be present in building products as identified by Healthy Building Network in 2016.  

Sources include the FDA: https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2016/09/06/2016-21337/safety-and-effectiveness-of-consumer-antiseptics-topical-antimicrobial-drug-products-for

functional use 428 0
Antimicrobials used in building products incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. functional use 45 0
Azocolourants and Azodyes complete 10/16/20

This compound group is populated from multiple sources, including the AZODYES chemical list at https://comptox.epa.gov/dashboard/chemical_lists/AZODYES.

functional use 322 1
Biocides incomplete

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

functional use 394 0
Brominated and chlorinated organic compounds used as flame retardants - Biomonitoring CA incomplete

This group is populated from the list at https://biomonitoring.ca.gov/chemicals

functional use 0 0
BROMINATED FLAME RETARDANTS (BFR) incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. functional use 262 11
CHLORINATED FLAME RETARDANTS (CFRs) incomplete

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

functional use 73 8
Flame Retardants incomplete

This compound group is populated by its subgroups and literature searches for flame retardants. Please contact support@pharosproject.net with any suggestions or additions.

functional use 528 0
Flame Retardants, non-halogenated, non-organophosphorous incomplete

This group includes minerals, amines, and inorganic phosphates

functional use 22 0
Formaldehyde based binders incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. functional use 398 3
Formaldehyde Donors complete 05/29/20

This compound group is populated from a list of chemicals in an ECHA Investigation Report - Formaldehyde and Formaldehyde Releasers as well as manual searches. Report downloaded from https://echa.europa.eu/documents/10162/13641/annex_xv_report_formaldehyde_en.pdf/58be2f0a-7ca7-264d-a594-da5051a1c74b

functional use 186 0
Halogenated Flame Retardants (HFRs) incomplete 05/01/19

This compound group is populated by its subgroups, including 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

functional use 382 6
Halogenated Solvents complete 05/17/17

Includes chemicals from https://www.portlandoregon.gov/water/article/28482

functional use 87 4
NON HALOGENATED FLAME RETARDANTS incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. functional use 56 0
Organophosphorous flame retardants (OPFRs) incomplete

This compound group is populated from lists of organophosphorous / organophosphate flame retardants from multiple commercial and academic sources.

functional use 115 3
Oxazolidine formaldehyde releasers in progress 06/03/20

This compound group was populated by a manual search.

functional use 4 0
proteases incomplete

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

functional use 2 0
2-Hydrazinoethanol, salts incomplete

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

other 0 1
2-Naphthalenecarboxamide derivatives incomplete

This compound group is defined by the SMILES string 'C1=CC=C2C=C(C=CC2=C1)C(=O)N'. For more information on SMILES, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simplified_molecular-input_line-entry_system.

other 268 1
2-Naphthalenol (and compounds) incomplete

This compound group is defined by the SMILES string 'C1=CC=C2C=C(C=CC2=C1)O'. For more information on SMILES, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simplified_molecular-input_line-entry_system.

other 156 1
2-naphthylamine salts incomplete

This compound group is defined by the SMILES string '[CH1]2=[CH1][CH1]=C1[CH1]=C([CH1]=[CH1]C1=[CH1]2)[ND1]'. For more information on SMILES, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simplified_molecular-input_line-entry_system.

other 3 7
2,4-Dichloro-6-nitrophenol, salts incomplete

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

other 0 1
2,4-Dichlorophenoxy-acetic acid salts and esters incomplete This compound group is defined by the SMILES string 'C1=CC(=C(C=C1Cl)Cl)OCC(=O)O'. For more information on SMILES, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simplified_molecular-input_line-entry_system. other 0 0
2,4,5-TRIMETHYLANILINE STRONG ACID SALTS complete

The only strong acid salt found was the HCl salt.

other 2 1
3-Pyridinecarbonitrile (and related compounds) incomplete

This compound group is defined by the SMILES string 'C1=CC(=CN=C1)C#N'. For more information on SMILES, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simplified_molecular-input_line-entry_system.

other 115 1
3,3'-DIMETHOXYBENZIDINE-BASED DYES incomplete

This compound group was populated from a National Toxicology Program "FINAL Report on Carcinogens Background Document for Dyes Metabolized to 3,3′-Dimethylbenzidine" at https://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/ntp/newhomeroc/roc10/dmob_no_appendices_508.pdf.

other 7 5
3,3'-DIMETHYLBENZIDINE-BASED DYES incomplete

This compound group was populated from a National Toxicology Program "FINAL Report on Carcinogens Background Document for Dyes Metabolized to 3,3′-Dimethylbenzidine" at https://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/ntp/newhomeroc/roc10/dmb_no_appendices_508.pdf.

other 9 5
4-heptylphenol, branched and linear incomplete

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

other 24 3
4-Nonylphenol, branched and linear, ethoxylated substances incomplete

This compound group was populated from reports provided by the US EPA, Canadian government, and ECHA, as well as searches for 'nonylphenol' in the ECHA C&L Inventory and in PubChem.

https://www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/services/national-pollutant-release-inventory/report/sector-specific-tools-calculate-emissions/list-nonylphenol-ethoxylates.html

https://www.epa.gov/toxics-release-inventory-tri-program/addition-npes-category-tri-list-proposed-rule

http://echa.europa.eu/documents/10162/f24cf2d8-11d5-4495-9e18-065b34e94e0b

https://echa.europa.eu/information-on-chemicals/cl-inventory-database

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/

 

other 221 5
4-NONYLPHENOLS (linear and branched) incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 9 26
9,10-Anthracenedione, and related compounds incomplete

This compound group is defined by the SMILES string 'C1=CC=C2C(=C1)C(=O)C3=CC=CC=C3C2=O'. For more information on SMILES, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simplified_molecular-input_line-entry_system.

other 504 1
ACID ANHYDRIDES incomplete This compound group is defined by the SMILES string 'C1~CC(=O)OC1=O'. For more information on SMILES, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simplified_molecular-input_line-entry_system. other 8 2
Acids generated from chromium trioxide and their oligomers incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 9 2
Alkali persulfates (Sah) incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 0 1
Alkanes, C6-C28 chloro- factions incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 7 1
Alkanes, Petroleum gas (C1-C5 various factions) incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 5 1
Alkenes, C12-14, hydroformylation products, (and distn. residues, ethoxylated or propoxylated), dihydrogen phosphates, sodium salts incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 2 1
Alkylphenol Ethoxylates incomplete

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

other 401 1
Alkylphenols and related compounds complete 07/28/17

This group is populated by more specific groups of alkylphenols and alkylphenol ethoxylates.

other 568 1
aluminium alkyls incomplete

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

other 0 5
Amorphous silica subgroups (MAK list) incomplete

This compound group has been populated using subgroups listed by MAK Commission of Germany.

other 15 1
Anabasin, salts incomplete

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

other 0 1
Anhydrides, dicarboxylic and methanophthalic incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 3 1
Anhydrides, tetrahydro- methylphthalic incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 7 1
Anhydrides, tetrahydrophthalic incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 4 1
Aniline homologs incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 0 2
Anthracene oil, extracts and pastes incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 10 1
Antimony compounds, inorganic in progress This compound group is defined by the SMILES string '[Sb]' and subsequently filtered to remove substances containing '[C]'. For more information on SMILES, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simplified_molecular-input_line-entry_system. other 292 26
Aromatic amines incomplete

This compound group is defined by the SMILES string 'C1=CC=C(C=C1)N'. For more information on SMILES, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simplified_molecular-input_line-entry_system.

other 48 1
Aromatic Azo Compounds incomplete

This compound group is defined by the SMILES string 'C1=CC=C(C=C1)N=NC2=CC=CC=C2'. For more information on SMILES, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simplified_molecular-input_line-entry_system.

other 12 1
Aromatic Hydrocarbon oils, - mixed incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 3 1
Aromatic hydrocarbons, various fractions, treated or distillation, Pyrolysis Products incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 13 1
ARSENIC COMPOUNDS, INORGANIC in progress This compound group is defined by the SMILES string '[As]' and subsequently filtered to remove substances containing '[C]'. For more information on SMILES, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simplified_molecular-input_line-entry_system. other 446 41
Arsenic Compounds, Soluble incomplete

This compound group was populated from Table 1 of "Arsenic, inorganic and soluble salts Evaluation of health hazards and proposal of a health-based quality criterion for drinking water" Environmental Project No. 1532, 2014. Danish Ministry of the Environment at https://www2.mst.dk/Udgiv/publications/2014/01/978-87-93026-86-5.pdf

other 14 34
ARSENIC, INORGANIC OXIDES complete 08/09/18 This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 8 44
Arsenous acid salts in progress

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

other 5 41
Asbestos compounds incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 28 12
Asbestos Fibers complete 06/04/18

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

other 12 12
Barium compounds, soluble complete 03/09/20

This compound group is populated from a list of soluble Barium compounds in https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxprofiles/tp24-c4.pdf.

other 11 6
Benzene, Halogenated derivatives incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 24 1
Benzenediamine, N,N'-mixed (phenyl, tolyl and xylyl derivatives of) incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 2 1
Benzenedicarboxylic acid, branched and linear alkyl esters incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 3 1
Benzenesulfonic acid, and other substituted compounds incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 10 1
BENZIDINE-BASED DYES incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 49 17
Benzo[b]thiophen-3(2H)-one, (and related compounds) incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 5 1
Benzodiazepines incomplete

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

other 3 1
Beryllium inorganic compounds in progress This compound group is defined by the SMILES string '[Be]' and subsequently filtered to remove substances containing '[C]'. For more information on SMILES, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simplified_molecular-input_line-entry_system. other 0 2
Bisphenol A (BPA) Structural Analogues incomplete

This compound group was populated in part from chemicals in the NTP Research Report on Biological Activity of Bisphenol A (BPA) Structural Analogues and Functional Alternatives: Research Report 4, National Toxicology Program, October 2017.

https://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/ntp/results/pubs/rr/reports/rr04_508.pdf

 

The following chemicals were incorporated from HBN research:

  • 127-54-8 Bisphenol G
  • 13595-25-0 Bisphenol M
  • 129188-99-4 Bisphenol TMC
  • 599-64-4 2-PHENYL-2-(4-HYDROXYPHENYL)PROPANE
other 29 0
Bitumens (MAK list) incomplete

This groups is populated from chemicals in the MAK list.

other 5 6
Blasticidin-S, salts incomplete

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

other 0 1
Bromofluorocarbons incomplete

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

other 8 1
Butyl phenols incomplete

Populated from Swedish EPA

http://webapps.kemi.se/flodesanalyser/

other 62 1
Butylbenzyl phthalate and metabolite incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 1 1
Cadmium compounds, inorganic in progress This compound group is defined by the SMILES string '[Cd]' and subsequently filtered to remove substances containing '[C]'. For more information on SMILES, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simplified_molecular-input_line-entry_system. other 195 42
Cadmium Compounds, Soluble incomplete

This compound group is populated from Table 1-1 of NTP Report on Carcinogens 1997 Background Document for Cadmium at https://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/ntp/newhomeroc/other_background/cadmium_508.pdf.

other 10 40
Carboxylic acids (higher fatty acids) barium salts incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 1 1
Cartap, salts incomplete

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

other 0 4
CCRIS 33 and 28 incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 1 2
Chlordimeform, salts incomplete

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

other 0 4
Chloric acid, salts incomplete

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

other 0 3
Chlorinated Alkanes (C10-20, Environment Canada) aka Chlorinated Paraffins incomplete

This compound group is chlorinated alkanes that have the molecular formula CnHxCl(2n+2–x) in which 10 ≤ n ≤ 20 (definition used by Environment Canada).

other 9 5
Chlorinated biphenyl oxides incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 1 1
CHLORINATED PARAFFINS incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 91 4
CHLORINATED POLYMERS incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 119 1
Chloroalkyl ethers incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 4 1
Chlorobenzenes (1-6 Chlorines) incomplete

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

other 21 6
Chloroethanes incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 2 2
CHLOROFLUOROCARBONS (CFC) incomplete

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

A structural search would require eliminating compounds containing carbon-hydrogen bonds, which is challenging.

other 45 3
CHLOROPHENOLS incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 33 4
Chlorotoluenes complete 05/01/17

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

other 15 4
Chromic acid, salts incomplete

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

other 6 5
CHROMIUM (VI) COMPOUNDS complete 11/17/17 This compound group is defined by the SMILES string '[Cr+6]'. For more information on SMILES, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simplified_molecular-input_line-entry_system. other 152 37
Clarified oils (petroleum), Heavy Fuel oils incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 2 1
Coal distillates incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 6 1
Coal liquids, liquid solvent extraction and solution incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 3 1
Coal tar distillates incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 25 2
Coal tars, coal tar pitches, coal tar oils incomplete

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

other 12 4
Cobalt sulfate heptahydrate (and other soluble cobalt(II) salts) incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 2 1
CREOSOTE COMPOUNDS incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 13 3
Creosote oil and creosote oil acenaphthene fractions and distillates incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 5 1