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hexabromocyclododecane

Definitions

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  • n. A brominated flame retardant with twelve carbon, eighteen hydrogen, and six bromine atoms tied to the ring, implicated in damage to the environment.

Etymologies

hexa- +‎ bromo- +‎ cyclo- +‎ dodecane (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Alex Wilson at Environmental Building News notes another significant problem with polystyrene insulation, found almost universally in structural insulated panels (SIPs) and ICFs: they are full of the toxic fire retardant hexabromocyclododecane, or HBDC.

    TreeHugger

  • The chemicals include benzidine dyes, hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD, a category of flame retardants) and nonylphenol/nonylphenol ethoxylates (NP/NPEs).

    GreenBiz.com Green and Sustainable Business News

  • The four are: hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD), diethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP), butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP) and dibutyl phthalate (DBP).

    Purchasing - Top Stories

  • However, certain green flame-retardants are very toxic -- hexabromocyclododecane and

    DailyTech Main News Feed

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