Cyclodiene

Cyclodiene

[sahy-kluh-dahy-een, -dahy-een]
Cyclodiene is a sub-category of organochlorine insecticides. The other two in the organochlorine group are Dichlorodiphenylethanes and Chlorinated Benzenes & Cyclohexanes.

All are derived from hexachlorocyclopentadiene and have a similar structure based on two 3-dimensional carbon ring units, one of which is heavily chlorinated. WIth the exception of endosulfan, all are now banned in the US.

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