endosulfan

[en-doh-suhl-fan]
noun Chemistry.
a chlorinated hydrocarbon insecticide and miticide, C 9 H 6 Cl 6 O 3 S, in widespread use on food and forage crops.

Origin:
1960–65; end(rin) + -o- + sulf- + -an, for -ane

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Contact with endosulfan may irritate or burn the skin, eyes, and mucous membranes.
Endosulfan degradation can be via abiotic or biotic processes in aerobic and anaerobic conditions.
Oxidation and hydrolysis are the main routes for endosulfan degradation.
Endosulfan is not susceptible to atmospheric degradation.
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