Agent Name

Dichlone

CAS Number

117-80-6

Formula

C10-H4-Cl2-O2

Major Category

Pesticides

Synonyms

1,4-Naphthalenedione, 2,3-dichloro-; 1,4-Naphthoquinone, 2,3-dichloro-; 2,3-Dichlor-1,4-naftochinon [Czech]; 2,3-Dichlor-1,4-naphthochinon [German]; 2,3-Dichloro-1,4-naphthalenedione; 2,3-Dichloro-1,4-naphthaquinone; 2,3-Dichloro-1,4-naphthoquinone; 2,3-Dichloronaphthoquinone; Algistat; CNQ; Compound 604; Dichloronaphthoquinone; Diclone; ENT 3,776; Latka 604; Latka 604 [Czech]; Phygon; Phygon XL; Phygon paste; Phygon seed protectant; Quintar; Quintar 540F; Sanquinon; U.S. Rubber 604; US Rubber 604; USR 604; Uniroyal; [ChemIDplus] UN2761

Category

Fungicides

Description

Golden yellow solid; [Merck Index] Yellow solid dissolved in water-emulsifiable liquid carrier; [CAMEO] Yellow powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Use as seed disinfectant; as fungicide for foliage and textiles; as insecticide; as organic catalyst; to control blue-green algae in ponds, lakes, and swimming pools; as chemical intermediate; as additive in dye binders; as herbicide; as antifouling agent; [HSDB]

Comments

A skin, eye, and mucous membrane irritant; In animal experiments, caused internal bleeding and anemia after feeding 1-3 g/kg; [HSDB] A CNS depressant; [Merck Index] A skin and eye irritant; [eChemPortal: ESIS]

Restricted

No longer registered with the EPA for use in the US, cancelled status; [HSDB]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

82 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

VP = 1.1 E-6 mm Hg at 25 deg C; [HSDB] The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Organochlorine pesticide, solid, toxic."

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

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