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IUPAC name Mendrin, Compound 269


CAS number 72-20-8
SMILES C1C2C3C(C1C4C2O4)C5(C(=C(C3(C5(Cl)Cl)Cl)Cl)Cl)Cl
Molecular formula C12H8Cl6O
Molar mass 380.9 g mol-1
Melting point

200 °C (decomposes)

Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)

Endrin is an insecticide that was commonplace among cotton growers and for the treament of cereals. It was also used to kill rodents. It is a neurotoxin. It is a stereoisomer of Dieldrin. In the soil, it can take up to twelve years to decay. It is one of the twelve substances listed in the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants, and its production, trade and use is banned since 2004.