Definitions

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

  • 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

Perhaps (pis)mir(e) + ex(terminate).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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

  • ´┐Ż 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