Agent Name

Perthane

CAS Number

72-56-0

Formula

C18-H20-Cl2

Major Category

Pesticides

Synonyms

1,1-Bis(ethylphenyl)-2,2-dichloroethane; 1,1-Bis(p-ethylphenyl)-2,2-dichloroethane; 1,1-Dichloro-2,2-bis(4-ethylphenyl)ethane; 1,1-Dichloro-2,2-bis(p-ethylphenyl)ethane; 2,2-Bis(p-ethylphenyl)-1,1-dichloroethane; 2,2-Dichloro-1,1-bis(p-ethylphenyl)ethane; Benzene, 1,1'-(2,2-dichloroethylidene)bis(4-ethyl-; Di(p-ethylphenyl)dichloroethane; Diethyl-diphenyl dichloroethane; ENT 17,082; Ethane, 1,1-dichloro-2,2-bis(p-ethylphenyl)-; Ethane, 2,2-bis(p-ethylphenyl)-1,1-dichloro-; Ethylan; Q-137; a,a-Dichloro-2,2-bis(p-ethylphenyl)ethane; p,p'-Ethyl-DDD; p,p-Ethyl DDD; [ChemIDplus] UN2761

Category

Organochlorine Pesticides

Description

Solid; [HSDB] Technical product is light yellow solid; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

Used as insecticide for vegetables; Also used to control moths and carpet beetles in the textile and dry-cleaning industries; [HSDB]

Comments

Toxic by ingestion--paresthesias, tremors, and convulsions; [HSDB] May cause irritation; [MSDSonline]

Restricted

Cancelled--no longer registered as a pesticide for use in the US; [HSDB]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

3.99E-6 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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