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Title: 1,4-Bis(trichloromethyl)benzene
CAS Registry Number: 68-36-0
CAS Name: a,a,a,,,-Hexachloro-p-xylene
Additional Names: p-bis(perchloromethyl)benzene
Trademarks: Bitriben; Hetol
Molecular Formula: C8H4Cl6
Molecular Weight: 312.84
Percent Composition: C 30.71%, H 1.29%, Cl 68.00%
Literature References: Usually obtained by photochlorination of p-xylene: McBee et al., Ind. Eng. Chem. 39, 298 (1947); eidem in Slesser, Schram, Preparation, Properties, and Technology of Fluorine and Organic Fluoro Compounds (McGraw-Hill, New York, 1951) pp 207-221; Ross et al., J. Am. Chem. Soc. 75, 4697 (1953); Rabjohn, ibid. 76, 5479 (1954); Harvey et al., J. Appl. Chem. 4, 319 (1954); Ligett, US 2654789 (1953 to Ethyl Corp.).
Properties: Crystals from hexane or ether, mp 108-110°.
Melting point: mp 108-110°
NOTE: The name Hetol was previously used to designate sodium cinnamate.
Use: Insecticide.
Therap-Cat-Vet: Anthelmintic (Trematodes).

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