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Properties

Chemical formulaC12H8Cl6
CAS chemical name1,2,3,4,10,10-Hexachloro-1,4,4a,5,8,8a-hexahydro-1,4:5,8-dimethanonaphthalene
CAS number 309-00-2
U.S. EPA PC Code045101
CA DPR Chem Code9
Molecular mass364.93 g/mole
Density 1.6 g/cm³ at 20 °C
Melting point

104 -105.5 °C (pure)
49-60 °C (technical)

Boiling point Decomposes
Soil sorption coefficientlog Koc  =  5.38 to 7.67
Octanol/Water Partitionlog Kow  =  5.68 to 7.40
Solubility in waterSw  = 0.011 mg/l  at 20 °C
Vapour pressure 3.1 x 10-6 mm Hg at 20 °C
Henry’s law constantKH =5.2 x 10-6  atm-m3/mol at 25 °C
Appearance

White, odourless crystals when pure.

Technical grades are tan to dark brown with a mild chemical odour.
Trade Names/SynonymsAldrec, Aldrex, Aldrex 30, Aldrite, Aldrosol, Altox, Compound 118, Drinox, Octalene, Seedrin.
 


Structure formula of Aldrin


3D structure of Aldrin