IUPAC Name: (1R,2R,3R,6S,7S,8S)-1,8,9,10,11,11-hexachlorotetracyclo[18.104.22.168^3,6.0^2,7]dodeca-4,9-diene
Source: Formerly used as an insecticide.
Summary: Aldrin is an organochlorine compound formerly used as an insecticide. It has been banned for uses as a pesticide since 1987. The compound is soluble in water up to 0.027 mg/L and has a density of 1.6 g/mL. Decomposition produces hydrogen chloride gas. Biological half-life in fish has been measured at 23.44 days. A wide range of Koc values from 400 – 28,000 were measured that indicate moderate to zero mobility within soil. Volatilization and anaerobic degradation are expected to be major fate processes in water and soil. Bioaccumulation is expected to be high. Dieldrin may occur as an environmental transformation product.
GHS Hazard Statement: H300, H301, H310, H311, H316, H320, H330, H341, H351, H361, H370, H372, H400, H410, GHS06, GHS08, GHS09