Agent Name

gamma-Chlordane

CAS Number

5566-34-7

Formula

C10-H6-Cl8

Major Category

Pesticides

Synonyms

2,2,4,5,6,7,8,8-Octachloro-2,3,3a,4,7,7a-hexahydro-4,7-methano-1H-indene; 2,2,4,5,6,7,8,8-Octachloro-3a,4,7,7a-tetrahydro-4,7-methanoindan; gamma-Chlordan; 4,7-Methano-1H-indene, 2,2,4,5,6,7,8,8-octachloro-2,3,3a,4,7,7a-hexahydro-; 4,7-Methanoindan, 2,2,4,5,6,7,8,8-octachloro-3a,4,7,7a-tetrahydro-, stereoisomer; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Organochlorine Pesticides

Comments

Causes changes in liver weight and increased cellular immune response in 14-day intermittent oral studies of mice; [RTECS] An irritant; Harmful by ingestion, inhalation, and skin absorption; Prolonged exposure may cause serious adverse health effects; Targets the nerves; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Chlordane."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

2.52E-5 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Other Poison

Organochlorine Pesticide

IARC Carcinogen

Possible Carcinogen

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