trichloroisocyanuric acid


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trichloroisocyanuric acid

[trī¦klȯr·ō¦i·sō¦sī·ə¦nu̇r·ik ′as·əd]
(organic chemistry)
C3Cl3N3O3 A crystalline substance that releases hypochlorous acid on contact with water; melting point is 246-247°C; soluble in chlorinated and highly polar solvents; used as a chlorinating agent, disinfectant, and industrial deodorant. Also known as symclosene; trichloroiminocyanuric acid.
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It was one of several containers of trichloroisocyanuric acid being stored at Port Metro, Canada's largest port and the fourth biggest in North America.
But Philip Jessop, technical director at GreenCentre Canada and a Queen's University chemistry and environmental studies professor, says that the dangers of trichloroisocyanuric acid shouldn't be underestimated.
The most obvious reason for this is that industrial accidents --when they do happen--tend, like the Port Metro Vancouver trichloroisocyanuric acid explosion, to affect many people, rather than an unfortunate few students when an experiment goes awry in a third-year chemistry lab.
Caption: Burning trichloroisocyanuric acid released clouds of chlorine gas and nitrogen trichloride that swept into East Vancouver and the neighbouring municipalities of Burnaby and Coquitlam.