Chlordane

IUPAC Name: 1,3,4,7,8,9,10,10-octachlorotricyclo[5.2.1.0^2,6]dec-8-ene

MCL: 0.002 ppm

Source: Formerly used as an insecticide to control termites and other insects on crops and in residential homes.

Summary: Chlordane is a synthetic chlorinated hydrocarbon formerly used as an insecticide for farming and residential use. It was also used to protect underground cables. It was banned in 1983 for use as a pesticide, and in 1988 all uses were banned (residential uses included termite extermination). The compound is soluble in water up to 0.056 mg/L at 25 C. Upon decomposition it produces fumes of chlorine, phosgene, and hydrogen chloride. It is classified by the EPA as a Hazardous Air Pollutant (HAPs). Koc values ranging from 20,000 – 76,000 predict no mobility within soil, and strong adsorption. Environmental persistence as a contaminant is high, and bioaccumulation within organisms is likely to occur.

GHS Hazard Statement: H225, H302, H311, H312, H315, H319, H332, H335, H336, H341, H351, H361, H361, H370, H372, H373, H400, H410, H411, GHS02, GHS06, GHS07, GHS08, GHS09