Definitions

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  • n. An insecticide, C10Cl12, used especially against ants.

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  • n. The pesticide and fire retardant perchloropentacyclodecane that is a persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic pollutant

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Perhaps (pis)mir(e) + ex(terminate).

Examples

  • To start with, the Stockholm Convention identified twelve top-priority POPs: eight pesticides (aldrin, chlordane, DDT, dieldrin, endrin, heptachlor, mirex, and toxaphene); two industrial chemicals (the hexachlorobenzenes (HCBs) and the polychlorinated biphenyls PCBs); and two groups of industrial by-products (dioxins and furans).

    THE STORY OF STUFF

  • The St. Lawrence is one of the most polluted waterways in North America, with high levels of mirex, PCBs, DDT, and its derivatives.

    Eastern Great Lakes lowland forests

  • � Consistent with the POPs agreement, which allows for some limited exemptions, Australia has lodged an exemption for mirex use.

    Australia to Sign Agreement to Reduce Toxic Pollution - Media release - Minister for Foreign Affairs

  • A chemical named mirex was used in some of their products and contaminated the soil and sediment along the two creeks.

    Salem News

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  • Synonyms for "mirex" include:

    MIREX

    Dechlorane

    Perchloropentacyclodecane

    Paramex

    Bichlorendo

    Perchlorodihomocubane

    Ferriamicide

    Dodecachloropentacyclodecane

    Dechlorane 4070

    HRS l276

    Hexachlorocyclopentadiene dimer

    Dodecaclor

    Pentacyclodecane, dodecachloro-

    Perchlordecone

    CG-1283

    Mirex solution

    NCI-C06428

    Fire Ant Bait

    2385-85-5

    NSC 26107

    NSC 37656

    ENT 25,719

    GC 1283

    Caswell No. 411

    Cyclopentadiene, hexachloro-, dimer

    Decane,perchloropentacyclo-

    NSC 124102

    CCRIS 413

    Dechloran Plus

    CHEBI:34852

    Dodecachlorooctahydro-1,3,4-metheno-1H-cyclobuta(cd)pentalene

    Dodecachlorooctahydro-1,3,4-metheno-2H-cyclobutacdpentalene

    HSDB 1659

    Dechlorane 515

    HRS 1276

    EINECS 219-196-6

    1,2,3,4,5,5-Hexachloro-1,3-cyclopentadiene dimer

    EPA Pesticide Chemical Code 039201

    1,1a,2,2,3,3a,4,5,5,5a,5b,6-dodecachlorooctahydro-1H-1,3,4-(methanetriyl)cyclobutacdpentalene

    1,3-Cyclopentadiene, 1,2,3,4,5,5-hexachloro-, dimer

    Cyclopentadiene, dimer

    AI3-25719

    1,3,4-Metheno-1H-cyclobuta(cd)pentalene, dodecachlorooctahydro-

    1,1a,2,2,3,3a,4,5,5,5a,5b,6-Dodecachlorooctahydro-1,3,4-metheno-1H-cyclobuta(cd)pentalene

    1,3,4-Metheno-1H-cyclobuta(cd)pentalene, 1,1a,2,2,3,3a,4,5,5,5a,5b,6-dodecachlorooctahydro-

    1,3,4-Metheno-1H-cyclobutacdpentalene, 1,1a,2,2,3,3a,4,5,5,5a,5b,6-dodecachlorooctahydro-

    Dodecachloropentacyclo(5.2.1.02,6.03,9.05,8)decane

    Perchloropentacyclo(5.2.1.0(2,6).0(3,9).0(5,8))decane

    Perchloropentacyclo(5.3.0.0(2,6).0(3,9).0(4,8))decane

    perchloropentacyclo5.2.1.0(2,6).0(3,9).0(5,8)decane

    1,3-Cyclopentadiene, 1,2,3,4,5,5-hexachloro-, dimer (VAN)

    Dodecachloropentacyclo(5.2.1.0(2,6).0(3,9).0(5,8))decane

    Dodecachloropentacyclo(3.2.2.0(sup 2,6),0(sup 3,9),0(sup 5,10))decane

    Perchloropentacyclo(5.2.1.0(sup 2,6).0(sup 3,9).0(sup 5,8))decane

    12557-88-9

    1, 1,2,3,4,5,5-hexachloro-, dimer

    Perchloropentacyclo5.2.1.02,9.05,8decane

    WLN: L545 B4 C5 D 4ABCE JTJ-/G 1 2

    Dodecachlorooctahydro-1,4-metheno-1H-cyclobutacdpentalene

    Dodecachlorooctahydro-1,4-metheno-2H-cyclobutacdpentalene

    Perchloropentacyclo5.2.1.0(sup2,9).0(sup5,8)decane

    Dodecachlor

    1,4-Metheno-1H-cyclobutacdpentalene, dodecachlorooctahydro-

    Dodecachlorooctahydro-1,4-metheno-2H-cyclobutac,dpentalene

    Dodecachloropentacyclo3,2,0(sup2,6),o(sup3,9),0(sup7,10)decane

    1,1a,2,2,3,3a,4,5,5,5a,5b,6-Dodecachlorooctahydro-1,3,4-metheno-1H-cyclobutacdpentalene

    1,4-Metheno-1H-cyclobutacdpentalene, 1,1a,2,2,3,3a,4,5,5,5a,5b,6-dodecachlorooctahydro-

    AC1Q3FKB

    Hexachloropentadiene dimer

    DSSTox_CID_895

    PS702_SUPELCO

    DSSTox_RID_75851

    Mirex (Dechlorane 4070)

    DSSTox_GSID_20895

    49057_SUPELCO

    BIDD:ER0425

    SCHEMBL118586

    UNII-Z917AN264P

    36170_RIEDEL

    45887_RIEDEL

    CHEMBL442231

    36170_FLUKA

    45887_FLUKA

    GVYLCNUFSHDAAW-UHFFFAOYSA-N

    Z917AN264P

    AC1L2908

    NSC26107

    NSC37656

    Tox21_300592

    NSC-26107

    NSC-37656

    NSC124102

    AKOS024319122

    LS-1035

    NSC-124102

    NCGC00248098-01

    NCGC00254525-01

    CAS-2385-85-5

    TL8001970

    FT-0603604

    P0322

    C14184

    3B2-3419

    Cyclopentadiene, 1,2,3,4,5,5-hexachloro-, dimer

    1,2,3,4,5,5-Hexachl oro-1,3-cyclopentadiene dimer

    Perchloropentacyclo5.3.0.02,6.03,9.04,8decane

    dodecachloropentacyclo5.3.0.0?,?.0?,?.0?,?decane

    dodecachlorooctahydro-1,3,4-metheno-1H-cyclobuta(cd) pentalene

    dodecachlorooctahydro-1,3,4-metheno-2H-cyclobuta(c,d)pentalene

    Perchloropentacyclo(5.2.1.0(2,6),0(3,9),0(5,8)decane

    1,3,4-Metheno-2H-cyclobutacdpentalene, dodecachlorooctahydro-

    Dodecachloropentacyclo(3,3,2,0(2,6),0(3,9),0(7,10))decane

    1,1a,2,2,3,3a,4,5,5a,5b,6-dodecachlorooctahydro-1,3,4-metheno-1H-cyclobuta(cd)pentalene

    M etheno-1H-cyclobuta(cd)pentalene, 1,1a,2,2,3,3a,4,5,5,5a,5b,6-dodecachlorooctahydro-

    Metheno-1H-cyclobuta(cd)pentalene, 1,1a,2,2,3,3a,4,5,5,5a,5b,6-dodecachlorooctahydro-

    1,1a,2,2,3,3a,4,5,5,5a,5b,6-Dodecachloro-octahydro-1,3,4-metheno-1H-cyclobutacdpentalene

    1,2,3,4,5,5,6,7,8,9,10,10-dodecachloropentacyclo5.3.0.0(2,6).0(3,9).0(4,8)decane

    12707-43-6

    12766-04-0

    20594-49-4

    56449-78-6

    September 13, 2015