Agent Name

Dicofol

CAS Number

115-32-2

Formula

C14-H9-Cl5-O

Major Category

Pesticides

Synonyms

1,1,1-Trichlor-2,2-bis(4-chlorphenyl)-aethanol [German]; 1,1-Bis(4-chlorophenyl)-2,2,2-trichloroethanol; 1,1-Bis(p-chlorophenyl)-2,2,2-trichloroethanol; 2,2,2-Trichloor-1,1-bis(4-chloor-fenyl)-ethanol [Dutch]; 2,2,2-Trichlor-1,1-bis(4-chlor-phenyl)-aethanol [German]; 2,2,2-Trichloro-1,1-bis(4-chlorophenyl)-ethanol [French]; 2,2,2-Trichloro-1,1-bis(4-chlorophenyl)ethanol; 2,2,2-Trichloro-1,1-bis(4-cloro-fenil)-etanolo [Italian]; 2,2,2-Trichloro-1,1-bis(p-chlorophenyl)ethanol; 2,2,2-Trichloro-1,1-di-(4-chlorophenyl)ethanol; 4,4'-Dichloro-alpha-(trichloromethyl)benzhydrol; 4-Chloro-alpha-(4-chlorophenyl)-alpha-(trichloromethyl)benzenemethanol; 4-Chloro-alpha-(4-chlorophenyl)-alpha-(trichloromethyl)benzyl alcohol; Acarin; Benzenemethanol, 4-chloro-alpha-(4-chlorophenyl)-alpha-(trichloromethyl)-; Benzhydrol, 4,4'-dichloro-alpha-(trichloromethyl)-; CPCA; Carbax; Cekudifol; DTMC; Di-(p-chlorophenyl)trichloromethylcarbinol; Dichlorokelthane; Dicomite; Ethanol, 2,2,2-trichloro-1,1-bis(p-chlorophenyl)-; FW 293; Hilfol; Hilfol 18.5 EC; Kelthane; Kelthane A; Kelthane dust base; Kelthanethanol; Milbol; Mitigan; Tricofol; para,para'-Kelthane; [ChemIDplus] UN3077

Category

Organochlorine Pesticides

Description

Colorless solid; [ICSC] Colorless crystalline solid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used to control many species of mite on a wide range of crops, such as fruit, vines, ornamentals, vegetables, and field crops; Also used in or around buildings for mite control; [HSDB]

Comments

A skin and eye irritant; May cause kidney and liver injury; May cause CNS effects; [ICSC] May cause skin sensitization; [eChemPortal: ESIS] A skin irritant; May cause skin sensitization; Targets CNS; [MSDSonline]

Reference Link

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Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

3.98E-7 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) > 5,000 mg/m3/4h

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 193 deg C; [ICSC] The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Environmentally hazardous substances, solid, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Other Poison

Organochlorine Pesticide

IARC Carcinogen

Not Classifiable

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