Agent Name

DDE

CAS Number

72-55-9

Formula

C14-H8-Cl4

Major Category

Pesticides

Synonyms

1,1'-(Dichloroethenylidene)bis(4-chlorobenzene); 1,1-Bis(p-chlorophenyl)-2,2-dichloroethylene; 1,1-Dichloro-2,2-bis(p-chlorophenyl)ethene; 1,1-Dichloro-2,2-bis(p-chlorophenyl)ethylene; 1,1-Dichloro-2,2-bis(para-chlorophenyl) ethylene; 1,1-Dichloro-2,2-di(p-chlorophenyl)ethylene; 2,2-Bis(4-chlorophenyl)-1,1-dichloroethene; 2,2-Bis(4-chlorophenyl)-1,1-dichloroethylene; 2,2-Bis(p-chlorophenyl)-1,1-dichloroethylene; 4,4'-DDE; Benzene, 1,1'-(dichloroethenylidene)bis(4-chloro-; DDE (VAN); DDT dehydrochloride; Dichlorodiphenyl dichloroethene; Dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene; Ethylene, 1,1-dichloro-2,2-bis(p-chlorophenyl)-; p,p'-(Dichlorodiphenyl)-2,2-dichloroethylene; p,p'-Dichlorodiphenyl dichloroethylene; p,p'-Dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene; DDE, p,p'-; p,p'-DDE; para,para'-DDE; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Organochlorine Pesticides

Description

White solid; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

A degradation product and impurity (4%) of DDT; [HSDB] Used as a pesticide; [CHEMINFO]

Comments

Toxic by ingestion; May cause liver and kidney damage, tremors, and convulsions; [CAMEO] May cause irritation; [MSDSonline] See "DDT."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

6.0E-6 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Other Poison

Organochlorine Pesticide

IARC Carcinogen

Possible Carcinogen

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