Agent Name

trans-Chlordane

CAS Number

5103-74-2

Formula

C10-H6-Cl8

Major Category

Pesticides

Synonyms

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

Category

Organochlorine Pesticides

Description

White odorless crystals; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Chlordane was used in the US as an insecticide for crops, livestock, lawns, gardens, and house foundations; [EPA]

Comments

Oral LD50 (mouse) = 275 mg/kg; [RTECS] Chlordane is a mixture of cis and trans isomers, chlordane related compounds, chlorinated hydrocarbons, and other compounds; One sample of chlordane (CAS# 57-74-9) tested contained 23.1% of the trans isomer; A sample of technical chlordane (CAS# 12789-03-6) contained 15% of the trans isomer; [EPA] Harmful by ingestion; Suspected carcinogen; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Chlordane."

Restricted

All uses in the US cancelled in 1988; [EPA]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

5.03E-5 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Other Poison

Organochlorine Pesticide

IARC Carcinogen

Possible Carcinogen

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