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
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 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
CREOSOTE COMPOUNDS incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 10 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
Crimidine, salts incomplete

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

other 0 1
CRYSTALLINE SILICAS - RESPIRABLE incomplete

The various forms of crystalline silica are: α-quartz, β-quartz, α-tridymite, β-tridymite, α-cristobalite, β-cristobalite, keatite, coesite, stishovite, and moganite. NIOSH (2002)....Keatite, coesite, stishovite, and moganite are rarely found in nature. The most commonly occurring polymorphs are quartz, cristobalite and tridymite, which are found in rocks and soil. 

NIOSH Hazard Review: Health Effects of Occupational Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica (DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2002–129). Cincinnati, OH, 145 pp.

From https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK304370/#

other 8 6
Cyclic, branched or linear completely fluorinated alkanes incomplete

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

0 6
Cyclic, branched or linear completely fluorinated tertiary amines with no unsaturations incomplete

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

0 6
Cyclic, branched, or linear completely fluorinated ethers with no unsaturations incomplete

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

0 6
Cyclohexane-1,2-dicarboxylic anhydrides incomplete

This compound group is defined by the SMILES string 'C1CCC2C(C1)C(=O)OC2=O'. For more information on SMILES, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simplified_molecular-input_line-entry_system.

other 3 1
Diazonium salts incomplete

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

other 602 1
Dibenzanthracenes incomplete

This group has not been assigned a structural definition yet.

0 2
Diethyl phthalate and metabolite incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 1 1
Diglycidyl ethers of p,p´-bisphenols - Biomonitoring CA incomplete

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

fixed list 0 0
Diisobutyl phthalate and metabolite incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 1 1
Diisononyl phthalate (DINP) compounds incomplete

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

other 8 14
Dimethyl phthalate and metabolite incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 3 1
Dimethylphenols incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 0 1
Dinitro-ortho-cresol (DNOC) salts incomplete This compound group is defined by the SMILES string 'CC1=C(C=C(C=C1O)[N+](=O)[O-])[N+](=O)[O-]'. For more information on SMILES, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simplified_molecular-input_line-entry_system. 3 1
Dinitrobenzene isomers incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 8 1
Dinitronaphthalene isomers incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 0 1
Dinitrophenols incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 9 2
Dinitrotoluenes incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 15 1
Dinoseb salts and esters incomplete

This compound group is defined by the SMILES string 'CCC(C)C1=CC(=CC(=C1O)[N+](=O)[O-])[N+](=O)[O-]'. For more information on SMILES, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simplified_molecular-input_line-entry_system.

structure 10 3
Dinoterb salts and esters incomplete

This compound group is defined by the SMILES string 'CC(C)(C)C1=CC(=CC(=C1O)[N+](=O)[O-])[N+](=O)[O-]'. For more information on SMILES, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simplified_molecular-input_line-entry_system.

structure 0 6
DIOXINS & DIOXIN-LIKE COMPOUNDS incomplete

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

other 11 13
Dithiocarbamates incomplete

This compound group is defined by the SMARTS string 'C(=[SD1])([ND1])[SD1]'. For more information on SMILES, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simplified_molecular-input_line-entry_system.

other 0 1
Dodecyl phenols incomplete

Populated from Swedish EPA

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

other 8 1
Erionite incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 3 1
esters of 2,4-D incomplete

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

other 0 4
esters of mecoprop and of mecoprop-P incomplete

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

other 0 4
Estrogens, steroidal incomplete

This group has not been assigned a structural definition yet.

0 2
Ethylene amines incomplete

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

other 12 1
ethylenediammonium O,O-bis(octyl) phosphorodithioate, mixed isomers incomplete

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

other 0 4
Extract oils (coal), coal-tar residual pyrolysis oils, and other distillate fractions, residues incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 10 1
Extract residues (coal), and other fractions and distillation residues incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 15 1
Extracts (petroleum) and realted distillates and unspecified fractions incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 27 1
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 412 0
Flame Retardants, non-halogenated, non-organophosphorous incomplete

This group includes minerals, amines, and inorganic phosphates

functional use 20 0
Fluorides incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 2 1
Fluorinated Organic Compounds incomplete This compound group is defined by the SMILES string 'C[F]'. For more information on SMILES, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simplified_molecular-input_line-entry_system. structure 5871 0
fluoroacetates, soluble incomplete

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

other 0 2
Fluoroaceticacid, salts incomplete

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

other 0 2
Fluoropolymers incomplete

This group was populated from the OECD's Comprehensive Global Database of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFASs) at http://www.oecd.org/chemicalsafety/portal-perfluorinated-chemicals/.

269 5
fluorosilicates incomplete

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

other 2 0
fluorosilicates, 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 1
Fluorotelomer-related compounds incomplete

This group was populated from the OECD's Comprehensive Global Database of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFASs) at http://www.oecd.org/chemicalsafety/portal-perfluorinated-chemicals/.

1873 5
Foots oil (petroleum) and other treated and untreated Foots oil incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 6 1
Formaldehyde based binders incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. functional use 12 3
Formaldehyde compounds, Urea formaldehyde based incomplete

This compound group was populated with chemicals in Pharos with both "urea" and "formaldehyde" in the name.

other 7 5
Fuel gases incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 15 1
Fuel oils, high-sulfur, Heavy Fuel oil, (and other residual oils) incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 6 1
FURANS incomplete

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

other 0 1
Gas oils (oil sand) (and hydrotreated) incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 2 1
Gas oils (petroleum), treated fractions incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 15 1
Gases (petroleum), refined, and recovered Refinery gasses incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 88 1
Gasoline (automotive, refined, processed, recovered, and other unspecified fractions) incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 8 1
Glycidyl ethers incomplete

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

The SMILES string "COCC1CO1" captures all glycidyl ethers but is not specific enough as the only filter. For more information on SMILES, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simplified_molecular-input_line-entry_system.

other 2 2
GLYCOL ETHERS incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 9 3
Glycol ethers acetate incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 2 1
Glymes incomplete

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

other 6 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 268 5
HALOGENATED ORGANIC COMPOUNDS incomplete

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

structure 10189 0
HALONS GROUP incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 6 0
HBCD ISOMERS (US EPA TRI PBTs) incomplete

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

2 1
HBCDD / HBCD isomers incomplete

This compound group is defined by the SMILES string 'C1CC(C(CCC(C(CCC(C1Br)Br)Br)Br)Br)Br'. For more information on SMILES, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simplified_molecular-input_line-entry_system.

structure 29 12
Heterocyclic Amines (Selected, US NTP) incomplete

This list is populated from https://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/pubhealth/roc/listings/h/heterocyclic/summary/index.html:

2-Amino-3,4-dimethylimidazo [4,5-f]quinoline (MeIQ) - CASRN 77094-11-2
2-Amino-3,8-dimethylimidazo [4,5-f]quinoxaline (MeIQx) - CASRN 77500-04-0
2-Amino-1-methyl-6- phenylimidazo [4,5-b]pyridine (PhIP) - CASRN 105650-23-5

fixed list 3 1
hexachloroplatinates incomplete

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

structure 1 1
hexachloroplatinates 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
Hexahydromethylphthalic anhydride and its isomers incomplete This compound group is defined by the SMILES string 'C1CCC2C(C1)C(=O)OC2=O'. For more information on SMILES, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simplified_molecular-input_line-entry_system. This isomer group populated from SIN List 2.1 other 5 2
Hexahydrophthalic anhydride and isomer group incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 3 1
Hexane isomers incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 5 2
Hexane, 1,6-diisocyanato-, homopolymer, reaction products with alpha-fluoro-omega-2-hydroxyethyl-poly(difluoromethylene), C16-20-branched alcohols and 1-octadecanol incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 0 1
Highly Fluorinated Substances incomplete

The chemicals in this list are taken from many sources, including:

  • The Swedish Chemicals Agency (KEMI) Report 7-15 Occurrence and use of highly fluorinated substances and alternatives. https://www.kemi.se/en/global/rapporter/2015/report-7-15-occurrence-and-use-of-highly-fluorinated-substances-and-alternatives.pdf
  • Global Database of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFASs) at http://www.oecd.org/chemicalsafety/portal-perfluorinated-chemicals/
other 4919 1
Hydrazine salts incomplete

This compound group is defined by the SMILES string '[NH2D3][NH2D3]'. For more information on SMILES, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simplified_molecular-input_line-entry_system.

structure 4 16
Hydrazines incomplete

This compound group is populated from its subgroups, which include methylhydrazines, dimethyl hydrazines, and phenylhydrazines https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/cancer/npotocca.html

other 15 3
Hydrobromofluorocarbons incomplete

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

other 58 1
Hydrocarbons, treated and distilled, various fractions and residues incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 58 1
HYDROCHLOROFLUOROCARBONS (HCFC) incomplete

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

other 120 3