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
Conjugated estrogens incomplete

This group has not been assigned a structural definition yet.

0 2
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
Cobalt-Tungsten Carbide Powders and Hard Metals incomplete

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

0 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 nickel compounds incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. structure 4 1
cobalt compounds that release cobalt ions in vivo complete 10/31/17

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

fixed list 15 1
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
Coal tars, coal tar pitches, coal tar oils incomplete

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

other 12 3
Coal tar pitch volatiles (coal tar products) incomplete

This group has not been assigned a structural definition yet.

0 1
Coal tar distillates incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 25 1
Coal liquids, liquid solvent extraction and solution incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 3 1
Coal distillates incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 6 1
Clarified oils (petroleum), Heavy Fuel oils incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 2 1
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 458 0
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 (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 86 34
CHROMIUM (III) COMPOUNDS complete 11/17/17 This compound group is defined by the SMILES string '[Cr+3]'. For more information on SMILES, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simplified_molecular-input_line-entry_system. element 367 3
Chromic acid, salts incomplete

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

other 0 4
Chlorotoluenes complete 05/01/17

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

other 15 1
Chloroplatinates incomplete

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

structure 5 1
CHLOROPHENOLS incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 4 3
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
chloronitroanilines incomplete

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

structure 1 0
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
Chloroethanes incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 2 2
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
Chlorobenzenes (1-6 Chlorines) incomplete

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

other 20 3
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
Chloroalkyl ethers incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 4 1
CHLORINATED POLYMERS incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 16 1
CHLORINATED PARAFFINS incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 23 3
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 3582 0
CHLORINATED FLAME RETARDANTS (CFRs) incomplete

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

functional use 32 7
Chlorinated biphenyl oxides incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 1 1
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
Chloric acid, salts incomplete

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

other 0 3
Chlordimeform, salts incomplete

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

other 0 4
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 11
Cerium Compounds complete 07/31/18

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

element 349 1
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
CCRIS 33 and 28 incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 1 2
Cartap, salts incomplete

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

other 0 4
Carboxylic acids (higher fatty acids) barium salts incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 1 1
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
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, 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 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 357 33
Butyltin compounds in progress

This compound group is populated by its subgroups.

structure 165 8
Butylbenzyl phthalate and metabolite incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 1 1
Butyl phenols incomplete

Populated from Swedish EPA

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

other 58 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
Bromofluorocarbons incomplete

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

other 4 1
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 873 0
BROMINATED FLAME RETARDANTS (BFR) incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. functional use 173 9
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
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
Blasticidin-S, salts incomplete

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

other 0 1
Bitumens (MAK list) incomplete

This groups is populated from chemicals in the MAK list.

other 5 6
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
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
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
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 28 0
Biocides incomplete

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

functional use 381 0
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
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
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 20
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 11
Benzodiazepines incomplete

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

other 3 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
Benzidine-related compounds / Benzidine derivatives incomplete

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

103 1
BENZIDINE-BASED DYES incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 49 16
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 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
Benzenesulfonic acid, and other substituted compounds incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 10 1
Benzenedicarboxylic acid, branched and linear alkyl esters incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 3 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
Benzene, Halogenated derivatives incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 23 1
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
Barium Salts complete 08/03/18

This compound group is defined by the SMILES string '[BaD0]'. For more information on SMILES, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simplified_molecular-input_line-entry_system.

548 0
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 5
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
Barbiturates incomplete

This group has not been assigned a structural definition yet.

0 1
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
Asbestos Fibers complete 06/04/18

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

other 8 12
Asbestos compounds incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 20 12
Arsenous acid salts in progress

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

other 2 36
ARSENIC, INORGANIC OXIDES complete 08/09/18 This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 3 39
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 32
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 29
ARSENIC COMPOUNDS, ORGANIC complete 08/15/16 This compound group is defined by the SMILES string 'C[As]'. For more information on SMILES, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simplified_molecular-input_line-entry_system. structure 1567 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 36
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 1936 28
Arsenic Acid Salts complete 08/15/16

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

structure 95 39
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 40
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 45
Aromatic hydrocarbons, various fractions, treated or distillation, Pyrolysis Products incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 13 1
Aromatic Hydrocarbon oils, - mixed incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 3 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 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
ARISTOLOCHIC ACIDS complete 07/09/19

Aristolochic Acid I and II are the most common.

https://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/search/a?dbs+hsdb:@term+@DOCNO+7179

fixed list 3 3