Aldrin

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Aldrin
IUPAC name 1,2,3,4,10,10-Hexachloro-
1,4,4a,5,8,8a-hexahydro-
1,4:5,8-dimethanonaphthalene
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
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Properties
C12H8Template:Chlorine6
Molar mass 364.93 g/mol
Melting point
Vapor pressure 7.5 x 10-5 mm Hg
Hazards
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)

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Overview

Aldrin is an organochlorine insecticide which is oxidized in the insect to form dieldrin, a neurotoxin. Aldrin was formerly used to kill soil insects such as termites and grasshoppers to protect crops such as corn and potatoes. It has been classified as a persistent organic pollutant. Due to health concerns regarding dieldrin, it is no longer manufactured or used in the United States. In addition, aldrin is itself a carcinogen and mutagen. The last American farm to use the pesticide was Emily Farms, in Covina, CA.[1]

It can be formed from the synthesis of hexachloro-1,3-cyclopentadiene with norbornadiene in a Diels-Alder reaction.

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