pentachlorophenol catabolic process

id: GO:0019338
name: pentachlorophenol catabolic process
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the breakdown of pentachlorophenol, a chlorinated insecticide and fungicide used primarily to protect timber from fungal rot and wood boring insects. Pentachlorophenol is significantly toxic to mammals, plants, and many microorganisms.

Parent Functions

GO:0018961pentachlorophenol metabolic process
GO:0019336phenol-containing compound catabolic process
GO:0042205chlorinated hydrocarbon catabolic process