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
Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors incomplete

This group has not been assigned a structural definition yet.

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
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 412 0
Antimicrobials in GSPI's 6 Classes incomplete

This compound group is based in part on the GADSL list of restricted antimicrobials at https://www.gadsl.org/ as "Biocidal coatings / biocidal additives, selected".

400 1
Antimicrobials used in building products incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. functional use 42 0
Antimicrobials used in food production - Biomonitoring CA incomplete

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

fixed list 0 0
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 290 23
antimony compounds, with the exception of the tetroxide (Sb2O4), pentoxide (Sb2O5), trisulphide (Sb2S3), pentasulphide (Sb2S5) 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.

302 20
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 acid and its salts 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.

89 46
Arsenic acid and its salts with the exception of those specified elsewhere in Annex XVII of Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 incomplete

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

88 41
ARSENIC COMPOUNDS in progress This compound group is defined by the SMILES string '[As]'. For more information on SMILES, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simplified_molecular-input_line-entry_system. element 2198 29
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 342 37
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 5 30
arsenic 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.

1911 33
Arsenous acid salts in progress

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

other 2 37
Asbestos compounds incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 20 12
Barbiturates incomplete

This group has not been assigned a structural definition yet.

0 2
BARIUM COMPOUNDS in progress This compound group is defined by the SMILES string '[Ba]'. For more information on SMILES, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simplified_molecular-input_line-entry_system. element 52 4
barium salts, with the exception of barium sulphate, salts of 1-azo-2-hydroxynaphthalenyl aryl sulphonic acid, and of salts 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 2
Benzene, Halogenated derivatives incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 23 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 azo dyes 4,4'-diarylazobiphenyl dyes, 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 17
BENZIDINE SALTS in progress

This compound group is defined by the SMILES string '[CH]1=[CH][C](=[CH][CH]=C1C2=[CH][CH]=[C]([CH]=[CH]2)[ND1])[ND1]'. For more information on SMILES, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simplified_molecular-input_line-entry_system.

structure 39 8
BENZIDINE-BASED DYES incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 49 16
Benzidine-related compounds / Benzidine derivatives incomplete

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

103 1
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 COMPOUNDS in progress

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

This definition is based on the scope of the IARC listing, most recently in monograph 100C: "Synonyms and molecular formulae for beryllium, beryllium–aluminium and beryllium– copper alloys, and certain beryllium compounds are presented in Table 1.1. The list is not exhaustive, nor does it comprise necessarily the most commercially important beryllium-containing substances; rather, it indicates the range of beryllium compounds available."

http://publications.iarc.fr/120

element 139 12
beryllium compounds with the exception of aluminium beryllium silicates, and with 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.This compound group is populated by taking the more general compound group and subtracting the chemicals found in the relevent Annex.

136 21
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
Biocidal coatings / biocidal additives (GADSL list) incomplete

This compound group was populated from the 2016 GADSL list at http://www.gadsl.org/

fixed list 378 0
Biocides incomplete

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

functional use 381 0
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
Bisphenol A (BPA)-based chemicals and polymers complete

This compound group is a curated selection of compounds in the Pharos database whose names include Bisphenol A.

148 0
Bisphenols in GSPI's 6 Classes in progress

The list of chemicals in this compound group was provided by Green Science Policy Institute staff as part of their Six Classes program, https://www.sixclasses.org/.

18 2
Bitumens in progress

This compound group is defined based on IARC Monograph 103 at https://monographs.iarc.fr/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/mono103.pdf.

"This monograph concerns only bitumens produced by petroleum refining and not naturally ocurring bitumens. Thus the term "bitumens", as used in this volume, refers to the products derived from residues resulting from vacuum distillation of selected petroleum crude oils."

11 4
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
BORON COMPOUNDS incomplete This compound group is defined by the SMILES string '[B]'. For more information on SMILES, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simplified_molecular-input_line-entry_system. element 235 3
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 176 9
Brominated Organic Compounds incomplete This compound group is defined by the SMILES string 'C[Br]'. For more information on SMILES, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simplified_molecular-input_line-entry_system. structure 876 0
Bromofluorocarbons incomplete

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

other 4 1
Bromoxynil salts incomplete

This compound group is defined by the SMILES string 'C1=C(C=C(C(=C1Br)O)Br)C#N'. For more information on SMILES, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simplified_molecular-input_line-entry_system.

structure 1 2
Butyl phenols incomplete

Populated from Swedish EPA

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

other 58 1
Butylbenzyl phthalate and metabolite incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 1 1
Butyltin compounds in progress

This compound group is populated by its subgroups.

structure 165 8
CADMIUM COMPOUNDS in progress This compound group is defined by the SMILES string '[Cd]'. For more information on SMILES, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simplified_molecular-input_line-entry_system. element 464 33
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 163 36
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 5 34
cadmium compounds, with the exception of cadmium sulphoselenide, reaction of cadmium sulphide with zinc sulphide, reaction of cadmium sulphide with mercury sulphide, 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 listed.

340 38
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
cellulases 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 0
Certain Phthalates (OSPAR) incomplete

DBP and DEHP were added to the OSPAR List of Chemicals for Priority Action in 1998 as part of the group “certain phthalates”. https://www.ospar.org/documents?v=7028

fixed list 4 12
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 4
Chlorinated biphenyl oxides incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 1 1
CHLORINATED FLAME RETARDANTS (CFRs) incomplete

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

functional use 34 7
Chlorinated Organic Compounds incomplete This compound group is defined by the SMILES string 'C[Cl]'. For more information on SMILES, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simplified_molecular-input_line-entry_system. structure 3584 0
CHLORINATED PARAFFINS incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 23 3
CHLORINATED POLYMERS incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 16 1
Chloroalkyl ethers incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 4 1
chloroanilines with the exception of those specified elsewhere in Annex VI of Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 complete

This compound group is composed of the 5 isomers not explicitly included in Annex VI of Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 (CLP Regulation). Total number of isomers: monochloroanilines (3 isomers), dichloroanilines (6 isomers), trichloroanilines (6 isomers), tetrachloroanilines (3 isomers) and pentachloroaniline (1 isomer). 

  • 3,4-dichloroaniline
  • 3,5-dichloroaniline
  • 2,3,5-trichloroaniline
  • 2,3,6-trichloroaniline
  • 2,3,4,6-tetrachloroaniline

The following isomers are not included, because they are listed in the Annex as of 7/9/19:

fixed list 5 6
Chlorobenzenes (1-6 Chlorines) incomplete

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

other 20 3
Chlorobiphenyls that have the molecular formula C12H(10-n)Cln in which "n" is greater than 2 incomplete

This group is populated by taking the POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS (PCBs) group and removing members with 2 chlorine atoms.

217 30
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 25 3
chloronitroanilines incomplete

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

structure 1 0
chloronitroanilines 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 6
CHLOROPHENOLS incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 4 3
Chloroplatinates incomplete

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

structure 5 1
Chromic acid, salts incomplete

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

other 0 4
Chromium (VI) compounds, with the exception of barium chromate and of compounds specified elsewhere in Annex VI to 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.

68 39
Chromium Compounds incomplete

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

element 462 0
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 1
Coal tar pitch volatiles (coal tar products) incomplete

This group has not been assigned a structural definition yet.

0 1
Coal tars, coal tar pitches, coal tar oils incomplete

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

other 12 3
COBALT COMPOUNDS in progress This compound group is defined by the SMILES string '[Co]'. For more information on SMILES, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simplified_molecular-input_line-entry_system. element 486 19
Cobalt nickel compounds incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. structure 4 1
Cobalt sulfate heptahydrate (and other soluble cobalt(II) salts) incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 2 1
Cobalt-Tungsten Carbide Powders and Hard Metals incomplete

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

0 1
Compounds Potentially Degrading to PFOS incomplete

List extracted from Annex 1 of 

Dossier prepared in support for a nomination of PFOS to the UN-ECE LRTAP Protocol and the Stockholm Convention

The dossier is prepared by the Swedish Chemicals Inspectorate (KemI) and the Swedish EPA, Sweden August 2004

fixed list 94 6
Conjugated estrogens incomplete

This group has not been assigned a structural definition yet.

0 2
Copper compounds incomplete

This compound group is populated with copper metal, and a limited number of copper salts and alloys.

element 7 3