Agent Name

DDD

CAS Number

72-54-8

Formula

C14-H10-Cl4

Major Category

Pesticides

Synonyms

1,1-Bis(4-chlorophenyl)-2,2-dichloroethane; 1,1-Bis(p-chlorophenyl)-2,2-dichloroethane; 1,1-Dichloor-2,2-bis(4-chloor fenyl)-ethaan [Dutch]; 1,1-Dichlor-2,2-bis(4-chlor-phenyl)-aethan [German]; 1,1-Dichloro-2,2-bis(4-chlorophenyl)-ethane [French]; 1,1-Dichloro-2,2-bis(4-chlorophenyl)ethane; 1,1-Dichloro-2,2-bis(p-chlorophenyl)ethane; 1,1-Dichloro-2,2-bis(parachlorophenyl)ethane; 1,1-Dichloro-2,2-di(4-chlorophenyl)ethane; 1,1-Dicloro-2,2-bis(4-cloro-fenil)-etano [Italian]; 2,2-Bis(4-chlorophenyl)-1,1-dichloroethane; 2,2-Bis(p-chlorophenyl)-1,1-dichloroethane; 4,4'-DDD; Dichlorodiphenyl dichloroethane; Dilene; Ethane, 1,1-dichloro-2,2-bis(p-chlorophenyl)-; Rhothane; Rhothane D-3; Rothane; TDE; Tetrachlorodiphenylethane; p,p'-DDD; p,p'-Dichlorodiphenyl-2,2-dichloroethylene; p,p'-Dichlorodiphenyldichloroethane; p,p'-TDE; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Organochlorine Pesticides

Description

Colorless to white solid; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used as an insecticide in the U.S. in the past; [HSDB]

Comments

Toxicity is similar to that of DDT; [Merck Index # 3061]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.35E-6 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Other Poison

Organochlorine Pesticide

IARC Carcinogen

Possible Carcinogen

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