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Title: Nitrapyrin
CAS Registry Number: 1929-82-4
CAS Name: 2-Chloro-6-(trichloromethyl)pyridine
Additional Names: a,a,a,6-tetrachloro-2-picoline
Trademarks: N-Serve (Dow AgroSci.)
Molecular Formula: C6H3Cl4N
Molecular Weight: 230.91
Percent Composition: C 31.21%, H 1.31%, Cl 61.41%, N 6.07%
Literature References: Prepn: Johnston et al., GB 957276, BE 624800 (1964, 1963 to Dow), C.A. 61, 1841b (1964).
Properties: Crystals, mp 62.5-62.9° (CH2Cl2-pentane). bp11 136-137.5°.
Melting point: mp 62.5-62.9° (CH2Cl2-pentane)
Boiling point: bp11 136-137.5°
Use: Fertilizer additive to control nitrification and prevent loss of soil nitrogen.

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