Agent Name

alpha-Chlordane

CAS Number

5103-71-9

Formula

C10-H6-Cl8

Major Category

Pesticides

Synonyms

alpha-Chlordan; cis-Chlordane; (1alpha,2alpha,3aalpha,4beta,7beta,7aalpha)-1,2,4,5,6,7,8,8-Octachloro-2,3,3a,4,7,7a-hexahydro-4,7-methano-1H-indene; 4,7-Methano-1H-indene, 1,2,4,5,6,7,8,8-octachloro-2,3,3a,4,7,7a-hexahydro-, (1R,2S,3aS,4S,7R,7aS)-rel; 4,7-Methano-1H-indene, 1,2,4,5,6,7,8,8-octachloro-2,3,3a,4,7,7a-hexahydro-, (1alpha,2alpha,3a alpha,4beta,7beta,7a alpha)-; 4,7-Methanoindan, 1-alpha,2-alpha,4-beta,5,6,7-beta,8,8-octachloro-3a-alpha,4,7,7a-alpha-tetrahydro-; [ChemIDplus] cis-Chlordan; [IARC] UN3077

Category

Organochlorine Pesticides

Description

Solid; [Cerilliant MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Comprises approximately 19% of technical chlordane (according to one description); [IARC]

Comments

A skin and strong eye irritant; Harmful by ingestion and inhalation; Toxic by skin absorption; Targets the CNS; May cause liver and kidney injury; [Cerilliant MSDS] See "Chlordane."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

3.6E-5 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Environmentally hazardous substances, solid, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Other Poison

Organochlorine Pesticide

IARC Carcinogen

Possible Carcinogen

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Diseases

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