dieldrin
noun Etymology: Diels-Alder reaction (an addition reaction forming a 6-membered ring), after Otto Diels & Kurt Alder Date: circa 1949 a white crystalline persistent toxic chlorinated hydrocarbon C12H8Cl6O used especially formerly as an insecticide

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  • Dieldrin — IUPAC name (1aR,2R,2aS,3S,6R,6aR,7S,7aS) 3,4,5,6,9,9 hexachloro 1a,2,2a,3,6,6a,7,7a octa …   Wikipedia

  • dieldrin — dièldrīn m <G dieldrína> DEFINICIJA kem. poliklorirani spoj C12H8Cl6O, insekticid …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • dieldrin — ☆ dieldrin [dēl′drin ] n. [Diel(s Al)d(e)r (reaction) + IN1] a highly toxic, long lasting insecticide, C12H8OCl6, restricted by law to nonagricultural use …   English World dictionary

  • Dieldrin — Strukturformel Allgemeines Name Dieldrin Andere Namen 1,2,3 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • dieldrin — A chlorinated hydrocarbon used as an insecticide; may cause toxic effects in persons and animals exposed to its action through skin contact, inhalation, or food contamination. * * * diel·drin …   Medical dictionary

  • Dieldrin — Di|el|d|rin [Kunstw. zum Namen des dt. Chemikers O. P. H. Diels (1876–1954)], das; s: ein pentacycl., hexachloriertes Epoxid, das wie das stereoisomere Endrin als Insektizid sehr wirksam, aber in den meisten Ländern ebenso wie das sehr ähnliche… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • dieldrin — /deel drin/, n. Chem. a light tan, crystalline, water insoluble, poisonous solid, C12H8OCl6, used as an insecticide: manufacture and use have been discontinued in the U.S. [1945 50; DIEL(S AL)D(E)R (REACTION) + IN2] * * *       chlorine… …   Universalium

  • dieldrin — noun A cyclodiene insecticide, related to aldrin, that is a persistent organic pollutant …   Wiktionary

  • Dieldrin — Diel|drin* das; s <nach dem Chemiker O. Diels (1876 1954) u. zu ↑...in> ein chloriertes Naphthalinderivat, das als Insektenbekämpfungsmittel gegen Bodenschädlinge (Malariamücken, Heuschrecken, Termiten u. a.) eingesetzt wird …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • dieldrin — A chlorinated hydrocarbon insecticide …   Combined glossary of agriculture

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