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Title: Bis(p-chlorophenoxy)methane
CAS Registry Number: 555-89-5
CAS Name: 1,1¢-[Methylenebis(oxy)]bis[4-chloro]benzene
Additional Names: di-(p-chlorophenoxy)methane; DCPM
Manufacturers' Codes: K-1875
Trademarks: Neotran
Molecular Formula: C13H10Cl2O2
Molecular Weight: 269.12
Percent Composition: C 58.02%, H 3.75%, Cl 26.35%, O 11.89%
Literature References: Prepd from p-chlorophenol and dichloromethane: Moyl, US 2503207 (1950 to Dow); from sodium phenolate and dichloromethane: Miron, Lowry, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 73, 1872 (1951). Toxicology: H. C. Spencer et al., Arch. Ind. Hyg. Occup. Med. 1, 341 (1950).
Properties: Crystals from petr ether. mp 69.7-70.2°. bp6 189-194°. Solubilities at 25° in g/100 ml: acetone 189; benzene 40; carbon tetrachloride 28; methanol 0.5; ether 87. Very sol in ethyl ether. Practically insol in water, petr oils, naphtha. LD50 orally in rats: 5.8 g/kg (Spencer).
Melting point: mp 69.7-70.2°
Boiling point: bp6 189-194°
Toxicity data: LD50 orally in rats: 5.8 g/kg (Spencer)
Use: Miticide.

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