DDT Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

DDT Properties


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DDT is a colorless, crystalline, tasteless and almost odorless organochloride known for its insecticidal properties.It was then used with great success in the second half of World War II to control malaria and typhus among civilians and troops.DDT is a persistent organic pollutant that is readily adsorbed to soils and sediments, which can act both as sinks and as long-term sources of exposure contributing to terrestrial organisms.DDT is toxic to a wide range of living organisms, including marine animals such as crayfish, daphnids, sea shrimp and many species of fish.

Chemical Properties

Appearance Colorless to white crystalline powder
Boiling Point 260 °C
CAS Number 50-29-3 
ChEBI 16130
Density 0.99 g/cm3
IUPAC Name 1,1,1-Trichloro-2,2-bis(4-chlorophenyl)ethane
InChI 1S/C14H9Cl5/c15-11-5-1-9(2-6-11)13(14(17,18)19)10-3-7-12(16)8-4-10/h1-8,13H
Melting Point 109 °C
Molar Mass 354.49 g/mol
Molecular Formula C14H9Cl5
NFPA 704 H-2,F-2,R-0,C-NA
RTECS Number KJ3325000
Solubility Slightly soluble
Synonyms Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane;P,P'-DDT;4,4'-DDT
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