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1-4-dichlorobenzene
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Description

Dichlorobenzene is an organic compound with the chemical formula C6H4Cl2. It is a colorless liquid with a strong, sweet odor. It is used as a solvent, a deodorant, and a pesticide. It is also used in the manufacture of plastics, dyes, and pharmaceuticals.

Dichlorobenzene is toxic when inhaled, ingested, or absorbed through the skin. It can cause irritation to the eyes, nose, throat, and skin. Long-term exposure can cause damage to the liver, kidneys, and nervous system. It is also a possible carcinogen.

Associated brand names include:
  ▸ DCB
  ▸ Paradichlorobenzene
  ▸ 1,2-Dichlorobenzene
  ▸ Orthodichlorobenzene
  ▸ 1,4-Dichlorobenzene
  ▸ Para-DCB
  ▸ P-DCB

Synonyms
  • 1-2-dichlorobenzene
  • dichlorobenzene
  • orthodichlorobenzene
  • paradichlorobenzene
Classifications
  • pesticide

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