Safety (MSDS) data for chlordane

Safety (MSDS) data for chlordane

Hazard: harmful


    Synonyms: 1,2,4,5,6,7,8,8-octachloro-3a,4,7,7a-tetrahydro-4,7-methanoindan, octachloro-4,7-methanohydroindane, aspon-chlordane, belt, gamma-chlordan, chlorindan, chlor kil, chlorodane, corodane, dichlorochlordene, dowchlor, kypchlor, niran, octachlor, synklor, tat chlor 4, topichlor, topichlor 20, toxichlor, starchlor, kilex lindane, termi-ded, further trade names
    Use: organochlorine pesticide
    Molecular formula: C10H6Cl8
    CAS No: 57-74-9
    EINECS No:

Physical data

    Appearance: off-white powder
    Melting point: 106 - 107 C
    Boiling point: ca. 175 C (decomposes)
    Vapour density:
    Vapour pressure:
    Density (g cm-3): ca. 1.6
    Flash point:
    Explosion limits:
    Autoignition temperature:
    Water solubility:


    Stable, but readily decomposed by moderately strong alkaline solutions. Corrodes iron and zinc and attacks some types of polymer. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents.


    Toxic if ingested. Harmful in contact with the skin or inhaled. May cause systemic effects. Experimental carcinogen, teratogen.

    Toxicity data
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    ORL-RAT LD50 200 mg kg-1
    IHL-CAT LC50 100 mg m-3/4h
    IPR-MUS LD50 240 mg kg-1
    IVN-MUS LD50 10 mg kg-1
    ORL-RBT LD50 100 mg kg-1
    SKN-HMN LDLO 428 mg kg-1
    ORL-QAL LD50 83 mg kg-1

    Risk phrases
    (The meaning of any risk phrases which appear in this section is given here.)
    R20 R21 R25.

Transport information

    (The meaning of any UN hazard codes which appear in this section is given here.)
    UN No 2761. Hazard class 6.1. Packing group III.

Personal protection

    Safety glasses, gloves, adequate ventilation.

    Safety phrases
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