Agent Name

Isodrin

CAS Number

465-73-6

Formula

C12-H8-Cl6

Major Category

Pesticides

Synonyms

(1R,4S,5R,8S)-1,2,3,4,10,10-Hexachloro-1,4,4a,5,8,8a-hexahydro-1,4:5,8-dimethanonaphthalene; (1alpha,4alpha,4abeta,5beta,8beta,8abeta)-1,2,3,4,10,10-Hexachloro-1,4,4a,5,8,8a-hexahydro-1,4:5,8-dimethanonaphthalene; 1,2,3,4,10,10-Hexachloro-1,4,4a,5,8,8a-hexahydro-1,4:5,8-endo-endo-dimethanonaphthalene; 1,4:5,8-Dimethanonaphthalene, 1,2,3,4,10,10-hexachloro-1,4,4a,5,8,8a-hexahydro-, (1alpha,4alpha,4abeta,5beta,8 beta,8abeta)-; Compound 711; ENT 19,244; Experimental insecticide 711; Isodrin (VAN); Isodrine [France]; Latka 711 [Czech]; SD 3418; [ChemIDplus] UN2761

Category

Organochlorine Pesticides

Description

Solid; [Hawley]

Sources/Uses

Used as insecticide for bananas, maize, oil seed rape, sugarcane, turf, ornamentals, vegetables, citrus, and onions; Thought to be discontinued as a pesticide; [HSDB] No longer used as a pesticide; [CAMEO]

Comments

An isomer of Aldrin; May be restrictions on use; [Hawley] Irritating to skin; [HSDB] Extremely toxic; [CAMEO] May cause irritation; Can be absorbed through skin; Effects in high-dose animal studies include convulsions; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

4.4E-5 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Organochlorine pesticide, solid, toxic."

Adverse Effects
Other Poison

Organochlorine Pesticide

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