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Revised June 1996


Trade and Other Names: Trade names for this product include Anticarie, Bent-cure, Bent-No-more, Ceku C.B., Granero, No Bunt, Perchlorobenzene and Res-Q.

NOTE: This compound should not be confused with hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH), which has historically been referred to as benzene hexachloride and is also commonly known as lindane.

Regulatory Status: Hexachlorobenzene is a practically nontoxic compound in EPA toxicity class IV. It has been banned from use in the U.S.

Chemical Class: chlorinated hydrocarbon

Introduction: Hexachlorobenzene is a chlorinated hydrocarbon selective fungicide used as a seed protectant treatment, especially on wheat to control common and dwarf bunt. It may be used with or without other seed treatments, fungicides, and/or insecticides. It has fumigant action on fungal spores and is available as a dry seed treatment or slurry for seed treatment. Unless otherwise stated, the data presented in this profile are for technical hexachlorobenzene.

Formulation: It has fumigant action on fungal spores and is available as a dry seed treatment or slurry for seed treatment.

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Basic Manufacturer:

Atomergic Chemetals Corp.
222 Sherwood Avenue
Farmingdale, NY 11735-1718


References for the information in this PIP can be found in Reference List Number 6

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