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SUGGESTED EDIT: Dioxin[edit]

All references to dioxin as an insecticide should be removed. Dioxin is a very toxic byproduct of several natural (e.g. forest fires) and industrial (e.g. papermaking and waste incineration) processes. Except for rare uses as a poison there are no productive uses of dioxins (dioxin is actually a catch-all term for a family of related compounds). It has never been used as an insecticide (although it sometimes is a production contaminate of herbicides (e.g. agent orange) and insectisides. I believe it once contaminated household Lysol spray. Except perhaps in the cases of limited production for research dioxin has never been intentionally produced - certainly not commercially.

Reference to dioxin as the most toxic and bio-accumulative of organocholrines might be warranted.

Iggy river 06:00, 9 January 2007 (UTC)

Could move to organochlorine[edit]

This page should apparently be moved to organochlorine. Google Scholar has 20 times more hits (8,850) for organochlorines than for organochlorides (412). Edu pages have 100 times more hits (23,800/226). This is also not a UK/US difference because UK URLs also have 70 times more hits (12,100/173) for organochlorines.

Wikipedia also has the following terms on various pages that are apparently synonyms and all much less common and should probably be changed or at least linked to organochlorines:

  • organic chlorides
  • organic chlorine compounds
  • chlorinated organic compounds

--Espoo 19:36, 8 May 2006 (UTC)

I've never heard of organochlorides - i'm pretty sure the IUPAC term is chloroalkane. I think it should be moved back. 23:25, 15 August 2006 (UTC)

Organochlorine vs. organochloride[edit]

"Organochlorine" produces many more Google hits than "organochloride." Why is this and should the article title be changed to reflect this? Badagnani 17:55, 7 February 2007 (UTC)

id say change the page to a joint title...with organochlorines listed first...then at some future date it can change fully the opposite to what it is the organochlorine page...a redirect from organochlorides...and with the first sentence saying "sometimes called organochlorides"...Benjiwolf 12:34, 8 February 2007 (UTC)

Organochlorine is not a typical way of referring to these compounds (except when stating 'organochlorine compounds')
Organochloride IS a category of organic compounds containing chlorine as the major descriptive functionality, and does NOT require one to refer to as 'organochloride compounds'; they are 'organochlorides' OR 'organochlorine compounds'. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:46, 24 March 2015 (UTC)


The article Organobromide should also be created.--Stone 16:40, 19 July 2007 (UTC)

Dichloromethane in Marine Algae[edit]

I think the synthesis of that in Marine Algae is fiction. It was likely man-made in algae bred under alkaline conditions or simply absorbed from an industrial source. 22:50, 22 July 2007 (UTC)

Nope. There is nothing fictional about it. The evidence is originally reported in a peer-reviewed scientific journal and repeated in the review article that is cited in the references section. There is no reason to doubt it. --Ed (Edgar181) 01:22, 23 July 2007 (UTC)

Former requested move for Organochlorine compound[edit]

Per discussion here (with all of the other chemistry articles listed) it appears there would be a strong favor to rename the page organochlorine compound (at least temporarily.) Does the consensus agree?-Shootbamboo (talk) 10:43, 23 November 2008 (UTC)

After viewing the google hit data, Organochlorine seems much more appropriate. And I am going to redo the request. (Also see talk page above). -Shootbamboo (talk) 20:52, 23 November 2008 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

To move page to Organochlorine from Organochloride. -Shootbamboo (talk) 20:55, 23 November 2008 (UTC)

Organochlorine should be 'organochlorine compound' or 'organochlorides' — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:04, 24 March 2015 (UTC)

Biosynthesis - what enzymes[edit]

Until we have Carbon-chlorine bond, is this where we should have details (eg substrates and enzymes) of how bacteria, fungi and insects create covalent C-Cl bonds ? chloromethane mentions one enzyme but there may be others. - Rod57 (talk) 14:12, 3 April 2016 (UTC)