Testing Status of Halogenated ethanes CS (Hexachloroethane) M960081


CASRN: 67-72-1

Formula: C2-Cl6

Synonyms/Common Names

  • Carbon hexachloride
  • Hexachloroethane (Halogenated ethanes CS)

Known Uses

Solvent, in explosives, camphor substitute in celluloid, in production of metals, antihelmintic drug, moth repellant, rubber vulcanizing, flame-proofing (HSDB 1990)

Chemical Properties

Toxicity Effects (HSDB)

Short-Term Toxicity

  • 3 weeks (Gavage)  (C04604C)  Report Complete 
    • TOX-45 (NIH Number: 96-3935)  (Tox Peer Review 08/00/1995A )
      Renal Toxicity Studies of Selected Halogenated Ethanes Administered by Gavage to F344/N Rats
    • Rats: F344/N
    • Dose: MALE RATS 0, 0.62, 1.24 MMOL/KG/DAY; 5/GRP.