Agent Name

Potassium dichloroisocyanurate

Alternative Name

Troclosene potassium

CAS Number

2244-21-5

Formula

C3-H-Cl2-N3-O3.K

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

Troclosene potassium; 1,3-Dichloro-1,3,5-triazine-2,4,6(1H,3H,5H)-trione, potassium salt; 1,3,5-Triazine-2,4,6(1H,3H,5H)-trione, 1,3-dichloro-, potassium salt; 1,3-Dichloro-s-triazine-2,4,6(1H,3H,5H)trione potassium salt; 3,5-Dichlorotetrahydro-2,4,6-trioxo-s-triazin-1(2H)-yl potassium; ACL 59; ACL-59; CP17251; Dichloro-s-triazin-2,4,6(1H,3H,5H)-trione potassium deriv; Dichloro-s-triazine-2,4,6(1H,3H,5H)-trione potassium; Dichloroisocyanuric acid potassium salt; Fluonon; Isocyanuric acid, dichloro-, potassium salt; Laitonon; Neochlor 59; Potassium dichloro isocyanurate; Potassium dichloro isocyanurate (DOT); Potassium dichloro-s-triazinetrione; Potassium dichloro-s-triazinetrione, dry (DOT); Potassium troclosene; Troclosene potassique [INN-French]; Trocloseno potasico [INN-Spanish]; s-Triazine-2,4,6(1H,3H,5H)-trione, 1,3-dichloro-, potassium salt; s-Triazine-2,4,6(1H,3H,5H)-trione, dichloro-, potassium deriv; [ChemIDplus] KDCC; [CHEMINFO] UN2465

Category

Biocides/Disinfectants

Description

White solid; Slightly hygroscopic; [Hawley] White crystalline solid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as sanitizer in water treatment (especially swimming pools), as a bleach and sanitizer in cleaners and laundry products, as a chlorinating agent to prepare wool for printing, and as a topical anti-infective; [HSDB]

Comments

A strong oxidizer; Poses dangerous fire risk on contact with organic substances; [Hawley] A skin, eye, nose, and throat irritant; [HSDB] A strong oxidizing agent; May react with water producing chlorine gas; A moderate eye irritant; [CAMEO] A skin and eye irritant (heavy exposures may cause corrosive injury); Inhalation of very high concentrations may cause pulmonary edema; [CHEMINFO] An eye and respiratory tract irritant; [eChemPortal: ESIS] A corrosive substance that can cause injury to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract; Inhalation may cause chemical pneumonitis and pulmonary edema; Causes lacrimation and sneezing; [MSDSonline] See "Sodium dichloroisocyanurate."

Reference Link

EPA Pesticide Chemical Search

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

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

Adverse Effects
Lacrimator

Yes

Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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