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Title: Triforine
CAS Registry Number: 26644-46-2
CAS Name: N,N¢-[1,4-Piperazinediylbis(2,2,2-trichloroethylidene)]bisformamide
Additional Names: 1,4-di(2,2,2-trichloro-1-formamidoethyl)piperazine; 1,4-bis(1-formamido-2,2,2-trichloroethyl)piperazine
Manufacturers' Codes: Cela W-524; CME-74770
Trademarks: Basforin (BASF); Funginex (Shell); Saprol (Shell Agrar)
Molecular Formula: C10H14Cl6N4O2
Molecular Weight: 434.96
Percent Composition: C 27.61%, H 3.24%, Cl 48.91%, N 12.88%, O 7.36%
Literature References: Prepn: W. Ost et al., DE 1901421 corresp to US 3595916 (1969, 1971, both to Boehringer, Ing.).
Properties: White crystals, mp 155°. Vapor pressure at 25° = 2´10-7 mm Hg. Soly in water at 20°: 27-29 ppm. Sol in CMF, DMSO, N-methylpyrrolidone; moderately sol in tetrahydrofuran. Insol in acetone, benzene, carbon tetrachloride, chloroform, methylene chloride, petroleum ether. Dec to chloral and piperazine salts by conc H2SO4 and HCl; slowly dec to chloroform and piperazine by conc alk. Half life in the soil ~3 weeks. Low toxicity to fish and bees.
Melting point: mp 155°
Use: Fungicide.

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