Agent Name

beta-Hexachlorocyclohexane

CAS Number

319-85-7

Formula

C6-H6-Cl6

Major Category

Pesticides

Synonyms

1-alpha,2-beta,3-alpha,4-beta,5-alpha,6-beta-Hexachlorocyclohexane; Cyclohexane, 1,2,3,4,5,6-hexachloro-,; (1alpha,2beta,3alpha,4beta,5alpha,6beta)-; Cyclohexane, 1,2,3,4,5,6-hexachloro-, beta-isomer; Cyclohexane, beta-1,2,3,4,5,6-hexachloro-; beta-BHC; beta-HCH; beta-Hexachloran; beta-Hexachlorobenzene; beta-Hexachlorocyclohexane; beta-Lindane; trans-alpha-Benzenehexachloride; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Organochlorine Pesticides

Description

Crystalline powder; [ICSC]

Sources/Uses

Formerly used in the USA as an insecticide; [HSDB] A component of the insecticide hexachlorocyclohexane (isomer mixture); [ICSC] A by-product of Lindane production; [eChemPortal: INCHEM]

Comments

See "Lindane."

Exposure Assessment
Bioaccumulates

Yes

Vapor Pressure

0.00021 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Anemia

Anemia, Aplastic

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Other Poison

Organochlorine Pesticide

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