Chemical formula C12H8Cl6
CAS chemical name 1,2,3,4,10,10-Hexachloro-1,4,4a,5,8,8a-hexahydro-1,4:5,8-dimethanonaphthalene
CAS number 309-00-2
U.S. EPA PC Code 045101
CA DPR Chem Code 9
Molecular mass 364.93 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 coefficient log Koc  =  5.38 to 7.67
Octanol/Water Partition log Kow  =  5.68 to 7.40
Solubility in water Sw  = 0.011 mg/l  at 20 °C
Vapour pressure 3.1 x 10-6 mm Hg at 20 °C
Henry’s law constant KH =5.2 x 10-6  atm-m3/mol at 25 °C

White, odourless crystals when pure.

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

Structure formula of Aldrin

3D structure of Aldrin

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