The legal name for the chemical gamma benzene hexachloride. Lindane is a powerful insecticide that is used as a fungicide, an indoor fumigant, and a contact poison. It is 100 times more toxic against roaches than DDT killing both insects and larvae.
Synonyms and Related Terms
gamma benzene hexachloride; benzene hexachloride; BHC; Gammexane [ICI]; hexachlorocyclohexane; Insecticide 666; Tri-6; Viton; gamma hexachlor; Lindafor; Lindatox; Agrocide; Isotox; Esoderm; Aparasin;
Soluble in acetone, cyclohexane, naphtha, benzene, and ethanol. Insoluble in water.
|Molecular Weight||mol. wt.=290.8|
Hazards and Safety
Toxic by ingestion, inhalation, and skin absorption. LD50 = 88-270 mg/kg
L. Zycherman and J.R. Schrock, A Guide to Museum Pest Control, FAIC, Washington, DC, 1988.
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Thomas Gregory, The Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Reinhold Publishing, New York, 3rd ed., 1942
- The Merck Index, Martha Windholz (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Rahway NJ, 10th edition, 1983 Comment: entry # 5526
- G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 413
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