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
Pentanol isomers (MAK list) complete

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

fixed list 14 4
Pentanol isomers with the exception of those specified elsewhere in Annex VI of Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 incomplete

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

0 3
Per and Polyfluorinated Alkyl Substances (PFAS) / Perfluorinated Compounds (PFCs) incomplete

This group is populated by the Global Database of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFASs) at http://www.oecd.org/chemicalsafety/portal-perfluorinated-chemicals/ as well as members of subgroups.

other 5431 4
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl ether-based 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/.

408 4
Perboric acid (H3BO2(O2)), and other sodium salts incomplete This compound group is defined by the SMILES string '[Na+].[O-]OB=O'. For more information on SMILES, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simplified_molecular-input_line-entry_system. other 18 1
PERFLUORINATED ALKYL SUBSTANCES (PFAS), LONG-CHAIN incomplete

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

other 154 10
PERFLUORINATED ALKYL SUBSTANCES (PFAS), SHORT-CHAIN incomplete

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

other 6 8
Perfluoroalkane sulfonyl 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/.

686 4
Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) - Biomonitoring CA incomplete

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

fixed list 20 4
Perfluoroalkyl carbonyl 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/.

527 4
Perfluoroalkyl phosphate compounds incomplete

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

23 4
Perfluorobutanoic acid and its salts and precursors incomplete

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

other 0 0
PERFLUOROCARBONS, SHORT-CHAIN incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 16 4
Perfluorocarboxylic Acids (PFCAs), Long-Chain (C9-C20), their Salts, and their Precursors incomplete

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

other 0 1
Perfluorohexane sulfonic acid (PFHxS), its salts and PFHxS-related compounds incomplete

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

other 2 5
Perfluorohexanesulfonic acid and its salts (PFHxS) incomplete

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

structure 1 12
Perfluorooctane sulfonamides incomplete

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

other 6 1
Perfluorooctane sulfonates (PFOS) incomplete

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

structure 17 19
Perfluorooctane sulfonates C8F17SO2X (X = OH, Metal salt, halide, amide, and other derivatives including polymers) (PFOS), all members incomplete

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

other 25 4
Perfluorooctane sulfonyls incomplete

Compounds that contain one of the following groups: C8F17SO2-, C8F17SO3- or C8F17SO2N-.

structure 1 11
PERFLUOROOCTANOATE (PFOA, C-8) SALTS incomplete

Salts of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA).

structure 6 11
Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) Salts, and Its Precursors incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 3 1
Perfluorooctanoic acid inorganic salts incomplete

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

other 0 2
Perfluorooctyl silanes incomplete

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

other 0 0
Persulfate salts incomplete

This compound group is defined by the SMILES string '[O-]S(=O)(=O)OOS(=O)(=O)[O-]'. For more information on SMILES, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simplified_molecular-input_line-entry_system. Persulfate salts populated per SIDS Initial Assessment Report For SIAM 20 http://www.chem.unep.ch/irptc/sids/oecdsids/Persulfates.pdf

other 10 2
Petrolatum (petroleum), treated and untreated incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 47 1
Petroleum distillates incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 123 1
Petroleum products incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 7 1
Petroleum, Crude oil incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 3 2
PFNA, Perfluorononan-1-oic-acid and its salts incomplete

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

other 3 0
PFNA, Perfluorononan-1-oic-acid and its sodium and ammonium salts incomplete

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

other 0 0
Phenyl arsenic compounds in progress

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

structure 0 29
Phenylenediamine compounds incomplete

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

other 25 0
PHENYLHYDRAZINE SALTS in progress

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

other 5 4
Phenyltin compounds in progress This compound group is defined by the SMILES string 'C1=CC=C(C=C1)[Sn]'. For more information on SMILES, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simplified_molecular-input_line-entry_system. structure 234 9
PHTHALATES (orthophthalates) complete

This compound group is defined by a substructure search of PubChem using the SMILES string 'COC(=O)c1[cH][cH][cH][cH]c1C(=O)OC'. For more information on SMILES, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simplified_molecular-input_line-entry_system.

structure 721 9
Piperazine salts incomplete

This compound group is defined by the SMILES string 'C1CNCCN1'. For more information on SMILES, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simplified_molecular-input_line-entry_system.

other 3591 1
Piproctanyl salts incomplete

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

other 0 3
POLYBROMINATED BIPHENYLS (PBBs) complete

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

other 56 28
Polybrominated dibenzodioxins incomplete

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

other 0 1
Polybrominated dibenzofurans incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 0 2
POLYBROMINATED DIPHENYL ETHERS (PBDE) incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 42 21
Polybrominated terphenyls (PBT) incomplete

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

other 7 0
POLYCHLORINATED ALKANES incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 0 4
POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS (PCBs) incomplete

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

other 240 29
POLYCHLORINATED DIBENZO-P-DIOXINS (PCDD) incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 9 20
POLYCHLORINATED DIBENZOFURANS (PCDF) incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 10 8
POLYCHLORINATED NAPHTHALENES (PCN) incomplete

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

other 22 10
Polychlorinated terphenyls (PCTs) incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 1 3
POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC COMPOUNDS - Compound Group incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 103 3
POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC COMPOUNDS (OSHA EXCLUSIONS) complete This compound group is defined by a list in the US EPA's Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Basis of OSHA Carcinogens document, available at https://www.epa.gov/toxics-release-inventory-tri-program/tri-basis-osha-carcinogens. fixed list 24 4
POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS (PAH) complete

This list is drawn from:

other 97 11
POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS (PAH) (US NIH RoC) incomplete

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

19 1
Polycyclic synthetic musks - Biomonitoring CA incomplete

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

fixed list 0 0
polyethlyenepolyamines incomplete

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

structure 1 0
polyethlyenepolyamines 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.

other 0 6
Polyhalogenated alicycles (NAS OFR subclass) complete

This compound group is populated from 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

20 4
Polyhalogenated aliphatic carboxylate (NAS OFR subclass) complete

This compound group is populated from 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

6 4
Polyhalogenated aliphatic chains (NAS OFR subclass) complete 05/21/19

This compound group is populated from 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

fixed list 42 4
Polyhalogenated benzene alicycles (NAS OFR subclass) complete 05/21/19

This compound group is populated from 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

fixed list 4 4
Polyhalogenated benzene aliphatics and functionalized (NAS OFR subclass) complete 05/21/19

This compound group is populated from 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

fixed list 22 4
Polyhalogenated benzenes (NAS OFR subclass) complete 05/21/19

This compound group is populated from 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

fixed list 20 4
Polyhalogenated bisphenol aliphatics and functionalized (NAS OFR subclass) complete 05/21/19

This compound group is populated from 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

fixed list 42 4
Polyhalogenated carbocycles (NAS OFR subclass) complete 05/21/19

This compound group is populated from 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

fixed list 40 4
Polyhalogenated diphenyl ethers (NAS OFR subclass) complete 05/21/19

This compound group is populated from 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

fixed list 19 4
Polyhalogenated organophosphates (NAS OFR subclass) complete 05/21/19

This compound group is populated from 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

fixed list 37 4
Polyhalogenated phenol derivatives (NAS OFR subclass) complete 05/21/19

This compound group is populated from 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

fixed list 10 4
Polyhalogenated phenol-aliphatic ethers (NAS OFR subclass) complete 05/21/19

This compound group is populated from 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

fixed list 14 4
Polyhalogenated phthalates/benzoates/imides (NAS OFR subclass) complete 05/21/19

This compound group is populated from 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

fixed list 21 4
Polyhalogenated triazines (NAS OFR subclass) complete 05/21/19

This compound group is populated from 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

fixed list 7 4
POLYISOCYANATE COMPOUNDS complete 07/24/17

This compound group is defined by the SMARTS string ([NX2:2]=[C:1]=[OX1:3].[NX2:2]=[C:1]=[OX1:3]), subtracting any compounds whose name contains "polymer". This SMARTS search unfortunately captures polymers made from isocyanates, because their structures are often represented by individual monomers. For more information on SMARTS, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smiles_arbitrary_target_specification.

structure 764 4
Potassium Titanates incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 11 1
Propanedinitrile, (and related derivatives) incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 166 1
Propanenitrile, (and related derivatives) incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 365 1
PROPYLENE GLYCOL & GLYCOL ETHERS (PGES) incomplete

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

other 60 0
proteases incomplete

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

functional use 2 0
proteases 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 4
PVC related polymers incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 219 1
Pyrethrins incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 12 1
pyrethrins including cinerins incomplete

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

other 6 0
pyrethrins including cinerins, 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 5
Pyrethroid pesticides - Biomonitoring CA incomplete

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

fixed list 0 0
Pyrethroids incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 51 1
Pyrolysis products of organic materials with high levels of PAHs incomplete

This list is populated from the 2018 MAK document, where listings for specific chemicals were not available:

"Many of the PAH which occur regularly in pyrolysis products are carcinogenic in animal studies. They are present at particularly high levels in brown coal tars (soft coal tars), coal tars (black coal tars), coal tar pitches, coal tar oils, coke oven emissions."

other 17 0
QUATERNARY AMMONIUM COMPOUNDS complete 07/09/19

This compound group was populated from a manual searche of the Pharos database. 

other 252 1
QUINOLINE STRONG ACID SALTS complete 07/09/19

Strong acid salts are listed at https://comptox.epa.gov/dashboard/dsstoxdb/mixture_search?cid=1798

fixed list 8 2
Radioiodines, including iodine-131 incomplete

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

0 2
Radionuclides incomplete

This group has not been assigned a structural definition yet.

3 1
Radionuclides, alpha-particle-emitting, internally deposited incomplete

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

0 2
Radionuclides, beta-particle-emitting, internally deposited incomplete

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

0 2
Raffinates (petroleum), and various treated and processed fractions incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 10 1
Refractory Ceramic Fibers (with alkaline oxide and alkali earth oxide content less or equal to 18 % by weight) incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 5 6
Refractory Ceramic Fibres with the exception of those specified elsewhere in Annex VI of Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008, [with alkaline oxide and alkali earth oxide content less or equal to 18 % by weight] incomplete

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

other 3 8
Refractory Ceramic Fibres, Special Purpose Fibres, with the exception of those specified elsewhere in Annex XVII of Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006, [with alkaline oxide and alkali earth oxide content less or equal to 18 % by weight] incomplete

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

3 7
Residual (heavy) fuel oils incomplete

This group has not been assigned a structural definition yet.

0 1
Residual oils (petroleum), treated incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 12 1
Residues (coal tar) incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 3 1
Residues (petroleum) and similar products incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 59 1
Resin acids and Rosin acids, salts and hydrogenated esters incomplete This compound group has not yet been assigned a structural definition. other 17 1
retinol/retinyl esters, when in daily dosages in excess of 10,000 iu, or 3,000 retinol equivalents incomplete

This group has not been assigned a structural definition yet.

0 1