Gamma benzene hexachloride
An odorless, white crystalline powder that is most commonly used as an insecticide and fumigant for the control of chiggers, ticks, fleas, cockroaches, lice, and Acarus scabiei. The legal name for gamma benzene hexachloride is lindane and it is sold commercially as Gammexane.
Synonyms and Related Terms
BHC; lindane; benzene hexachloride; hexachlorocyclohexane; Gammexane [ICI]; Hexafor; Dolmix; Kotol; Soprocide; Kilbeech; Hexyclan
|Molecular Weight||mol. wt.=290.8|
Hazards and Safety
Toxic by inhalation, ingestion and skin absorption. LD50 = 88-270 mg/kg. Potential carcinogen.
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