IUPAC Name: 1,1′-(2,2,2-Trichloro-1,1-ethanediyl)bis(4-chlorobenzene)

Source: Formerly used in pesticides, it is currently used to control malaria, typhus, and lice.

Summary: DDT, also known as dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane, is an organic compound. It has a few metabolites, most notable among them p,p’-DDT. It is a chlorinated hydrocarbon formerly used in pesticides. It was used to eradicate lice, and to control malaria and typhus. It may be used for its antineoplastic properties in cancer treatments. It is soluble in water up to 0.0055 mg/L at 25 C. Bioaccumulation is expected to be very high, with biological half-life in fish measured at 85.11 days. DDT is listed as a Persistent Organic Pollutant under the Stockholm Convention. Zero mobility is expected if released to soil.

GHS Hazard Statement: H301, H302, H311, H315, H320, H340, H350, H351, H360, H361, H370, H372, H373, H400, H410, GHS06, GHS07, GHS08, GHS09