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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
- Human carcinogen.
- Toxic by ingestion, inhalation and skin absorption.
- ChemService: SDS
Physical and Chemical Properties
Soluble in acetic acid, alcohols, ketones. Slightly soluble in water.
|Melting Point||350 C (dec)|
|Molecular Weight||mol. wt. = 490.64|