3D model (JSmol)
CompTox Dashboard (EPA)
|Molar mass||197.96 g/mol|
|Melting point||225 °C (437 °F; 498 K)|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
|what is ?)(|
Dichloroisocyanuric acid, also known as dichlor or dichloro-s-triazinetrione and is marketed under many names (e.g. troclosene), is a chemical compound with the formula (C(O)NCl)2(C(O)NH).
- (C(O)NH)3 + 2 Cl2 → (C(O)NCl)2(C(O)NH) + 2 HCl
It is a colourless solid.
Mechanism of action
Although the bleaching agent in most chlorine based bleach is sodium hypochlorite, the sodium salt of dichloroisocyanuric acid, sodium dichloroisocyanurate, is the active ingredient in several bleach products. It is the active ingredient in many commercial disinfectant bacteriocides, algicides, and cleaning agents., for example the pulverized cleanser Comet.
- Trichloroisocyanuric acid (trichlor)