Chemical formulaC14H9Cl5
Systematic name


CAS number 
[50-29-3] (p,p'-DDT)
[789-02-6] (o,p'-DDT)
U.S. EPA PC Code029201
CA DPR Chem Code186
Molecular mass354.49 g/mole
Density 1.6 g/cm³
Melting point108.5–109 °C
Boiling point 260 °C
Soil sorption coefficientlog Koc  =  5.146-6.26
Octanol/Water Partitionlog Kow  =  4.89-6.914
Solubility in waterSw  =  1.2-5.5 μg/l  at 25°C
Vapour pressure 2.53 × 10-5 Pa at 20 °C
KH = 1.29 x 10-5  atm-m3/mol
Pure DDT: white, crystalline solid with no odor or taste
Technical DDT: white or cream coloured waxy solid wit little or no odor
Trade Names/SynonymsAnofex, Arkotine, Cazarex, Chlorophenothane, clofenotane, ddt 75% wdp, Dicophane, Didigam, Didmac, Digmar, Dinocide, ENT 1,506, Estonate, Genitox, Gesarol, Guesaphon, Guesarol, Gyron, Ixodex, Klorfenoton, Kopsol, NCI-C00464, Neocid, Neocidal, Pentachlorin, Pentech, pp'zeidane, Rukseam, Santobane, zeidane, Zerdane
Formulation TypesSolutions in xylene, emulsifiable concentrates, wettable powders, granules, aerosols


DDT is a synthetic organic chemical, created by the reaction of trichloroethanal (C2HCl3O) with chlorobenzene (C6H5Cl).

Structure formula of DDT

3D structure of DDT

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