[Allied Chemical] A brand name for a synthetic chlorinated hydrocarbon used as an insecticide, and fungicide. Kepone pellets contained 0.125% chlordecone. It was introduced in 1958 for cockroach and ant control. Production of chlordecone ceased in the U.S in 1977.
Synonyms and Related Terms
Soluble in acetic acid, alcohols, ketones. Slightly soluble in water.
|Molecular Weight||mol. wt. = 490.64|
Hazards and Safety
A human carcinogen. Toxic by ingestion, inhalation and skin absorption.
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Lynda A. Zycherman, J.Richard Schrock, A Guide to Museum Pest Control, FAIC and Association of Systematics Collections, Washington DC, 1988
- The Merck Index, Martha Windholz (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Rahway NJ, 10th edition, 1983 Comment: entry 2131
- Thomas Gregory, The Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Reinhold Publishing, New York, 3rd ed., 1942
- Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993