Hexachloroacetone

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Hexachloroacetone
Hexachloroacetone
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Names
IUPAC name
1,1,1,3,3,3-hexachloropropanone
Other names
perchloroacetone
HCA
Identifiers
116-16-5 YesY
ChemSpider 13873693 YesY
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KEGG C19122 N
Properties
C3Cl6O
Molar mass 264.75 g/mol
Density 1.444 g/cm3[1]
Melting point −2 °C (28 °F; 271 K)
Boiling point 204 °C (399 °F; 477 K)
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Hexachloroacetone is an organic compound with the formula Cl3C-CO-CCl3. It is also called hexachloropropanone or perchloroacetone. Numbers indicating the position of the chlorine-atoms are generally omitted as all the possible positions are substituted with chlorine. It is a colorless liquid, slightly soluble in water.

The main use of hexachloroacetone is as a pesticide. For the use of hexachloroacetone in the preparation of a novel insect repellent see Perkow reaction.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, 1st student edition, CRC Press (1987)