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 8 1
Anhydrides, tetrahydro- methylphthalic incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 31 1
Anhydrides, tetrahydrophthalic incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 18 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 1125 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".

1049 1
Antimicrobials used in building products incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. functional use 147 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, 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.

382 19
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 90 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 20 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.

111 45
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.

108 40
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 29
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.

2008 32
Asbestos compounds incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 28 12
Barbiturates incomplete

This group has not been assigned a structural definition yet.

0 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.

3 2
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 4 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 15 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-BASED DYES incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 73 16
Benzidine-related compounds / Benzidine derivatives incomplete

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

148 1
Benzo[b]thiophen-3(2H)-one, (and related compounds) incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 10 1
Benzodiazepines incomplete

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

other 5 1
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.

155 20
Biocidal coatings / biocidal additives (GADSL list) incomplete

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

fixed list 1057 0
Biocides incomplete

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

functional use 1070 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 55 0
Bitumens (MAK list) incomplete

This groups is populated from chemicals in the MAK list.

other 10 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 437 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 262 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 1219 0
Bromofluorocarbons incomplete

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

other 9 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 112 1
Butylbenzyl phthalate and metabolite incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 2 1
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 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.

390 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 12 11
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 43 4
Chlorinated biphenyl oxides incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 2 1
CHLORINATED FLAME RETARDANTS (CFRs) incomplete

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

functional use 69 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 5509 0
CHLORINATED PARAFFINS incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 56 3
CHLORINATED POLYMERS incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 120 1
Chloroalkyl ethers incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 5 1
Chlorobenzenes (1-6 Chlorines) incomplete

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

other 21 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.

223 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 45 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 5 3
Chloroplatinates incomplete

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

structure 18 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.

118 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 699 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 8 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 27 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 14 3
Cobalt nickel compounds incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. structure 5 1
Cobalt sulfate heptahydrate (and other soluble cobalt(II) salts) incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 3 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 141 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 15 3
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
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 16 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 7 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 804 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 2 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 10 13
Dimethyl phthalate and metabolite incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 4 1
Dimethylphenols incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 0 1