Agent Name

Dichloroisocyanuric acid

Alternative Name

Troclosene

CAS Number

2782-57-2

Formula

C3-H-Cl2-N3-O3

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

Triclosene; 1,3,5-Triazine-2,4,6(1H,3H,5H)-trione, 1,3-dichloro-; 1,3-Dichloro-s-triazine-2,4,6-trione; ACL 70; ACL-59; CDB 60; Dichloro-s-triazine-2,4,6(1H,3H,5H)-trione; Dichloro-s-triazinetrione; Dichlorocyanuric acid; Dichloroisocyanurate; Fi Clor 71; Hilite 60; Isocyanuric acid, dichloro-; Isocyanuric dichloride; Kyselina dichlorisokyanurova [Czech]; Orced; Troclosene; s-Triazine-2,4,6(1H,3H,5H)-trione, 1,3-dichloro-; [ChemIDplus] UN2465

Category

Biocides/Disinfectants

Description

White solid; Slightly hygroscopic; [Hawley] Strong odor of chlorine; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used in household dry bleaches, dishwashing compounds, scouring powders, and detergent sanitizers; Also used as a replacement for calcium hypochlorite, a swimming pool disinfectant, and a slimicide on heat exchangers of recirculating cooling systems; [HSDB]

Comments

An oxidzer that can ignite organic materials; An eye irritant; [Hawley] A strong skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; [HSDB] May react with water evolving chlorine gas; [CAMEO] An eye and respiratory tract irritant; [eChemPortal: ESIS] When dissolved in water, all chlorinated isocyanurates form hypochlorous acid, a weak acid and oxidizing agent; An eye irritant; [EPA REDs] See "Sodium dichloroisocyanurate."

Restricted

EPA Pesticide Fact Sheet: Chorinated Isocyanurates

Reference Link

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Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Dichloroisocyanuric acid, dry."

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