hexachlorobenzene


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hexachlorobenzene

[¦hek·sə¦klȯr·ō′ben‚zēn]
(organic chemistry)
C6Cl6 Colorless, needlelike crystals with a melting point of 231°C; used in organic synthesis and as a fungicide. Abbreviated HCB.
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They are subjected to strict controls under the Stockholm Convention which forbids or limits the production, use and marketing of twelve POPs: DDT, aldrin, dieldrin, endrin, chlordane, heptachlor, hexachlorobenzene, mirex, toxaphene, polychlorinated biphenyls, dioxins, and furans was transposed into European Community law by Regulation 850/2004EC.
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