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Chlorocarbons and Chlorohydrocarbons, Toxic Aromatics

  1. Stephen H. Safe

Published Online: 15 APR 2003

DOI: 10.1002/047126363X.agr327

Encyclopedia of Agrochemicals

Encyclopedia of Agrochemicals

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Safe, S. H. 2003. Chlorocarbons and Chlorohydrocarbons, Toxic Aromatics. Encyclopedia of Agrochemicals. .

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  1. Texas A & M University

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 APR 2003


Chlorinated biphenyls, chlorinated naphthalenes, benzene hexachloride, 608-73-1, and chlorinated derivatives of cyclopentadiene are no longer in commercial use because of their toxicity. However, they still impact the chemical industry because of residential environmental problems. This article discusses the toxicity and environmental impact of these materials.


  • chlorinated biphenyls;
  • chlorinated naphthalenes;
  • benzene hexachloride;
  • cyclopentadiene;
  • chlorocarbons;
  • chlorohydrocarbons;
  • lindane;
  • hexachlorocyclopentadiene