IUPAC Name: (1R,2R,3R,6S,7S,8S,9S,11R)-3,4,5,6,13,13-hexachloro-10-oxapentacyclo[22.214.171.124^3,6.0^2,7.0^9,11]tridec-4-ene
MCL: 0.002 ppm
Source: Formerly used as a pesticide, may still persist as an environmental contaminant.
Summary: Endrin is an organochloride compound formerly used as an insecticide, rodenticide, and piscicide. It has also been used to control bird populations. It was banned from use as a pesticide in the United States in 1986. The compound is soluble in water up to 0.25 mg/L at 25 C and has a density of 1.7 g/mL. It has a biological half-life in fish of 44.16 days. Endrin will be immobile in soil based on a Koc value of 11,420. Endrin is persistent in soil with a half-life of 4 to 8 years. Hydrolysis, biodegradation, and volatilization are expected to be very slow processes in water. Bioaccumulation is expected to be very high in organisms.
GHS Hazard Statement: H300, H310, H311, H370, H372, H400, H410, GHS06, GHS08, GHS09