polychlorinated biphenyl

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polychlorinated biphenyl

(Elements & Compounds) any of a group of compounds in which chlorine atoms replace the hydrogen atoms in biphenyl: used in industry in electrical insulators and in the manufacture of plastics; a toxic pollutant that can become concentrated in animal tissue. Abbreviation: PCB
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polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB)

n bifenilo policlorado (BPC), policlorobifenilo
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[14] US EPA, "Method 1668 Revision A: Chlorinated biphenyl congeners in water, soil, sediment, and tissue by HRGC/HRMS," Washington, DC, USA, EPA No.
carbon monoxide poly- chlorinated biphenyl red dust in the lungs
PCBs are a group of synthetic organic chemicals that contain 209 individual chlorinated biphenyl compounds (known as congeners) with varying harmful effects.
These include the following SRMs: SRM 1493 (PCBs in 2,2,4-Trimethylpentane) [27], SRM 2262 (Chlorinated Biphenyl Congeners in 2,2,4-Trimethylpentane, Nominal Concentration 2 [micro]g [mL.sup.-1]) [28] and SRM 2275 (PCB Congener Solution-II in Isooctane) [29].
Analysis of the conformational mobility, molecular electrostatic potential, and dipole moment of chlorinated biphenyl: searching for the rationalization of the selective toxicity of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).