A chlorinated hydrocarbon formerly used as an insecticide and fungicide. Kepone pellets, a commercial product containing 0.125% chlordecone, was introduced in 1961 for cockroach control. The use of chlordecone has been banned in the U.S since 1977.
Synonyms and Related Terms
Soluble in acetic acid, alcohols, ketones. Slightly soluble in water.
|Melting Point||350 (dec)|
|Molecular Weight||mol. wt. = 490.64|
Hazards and Safety
Human carcinogen. Toxic by ingestion, inhalation and skin absorption.