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Creation Date2014-09-17 20:23:32 UTC
Update Date2016-11-09 01:09:14 UTC
Accession NumberCHEM003909
Common Name2,3,4,6,7,8-Hexachlorodecane
ClassSmall Molecule
Description2,3,4,6,7,8-hexachlorodecane is a short chain chlorinated paraffin (SCCP). Chlorinated paraffins are synthetic compounds used primarily as coolants and lubricants in metal forming and cutting, in addition to being used as plasticizers and flame retardants in rubber, paints, adhesives, sealants and plastics. SCCPs (C10РC13 chloroalkanes) were included in 2008 in the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) list of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) due their being a PBT (persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic) and vPvB (very persistent and very bioaccumulative) class of compounds. Substances in the list of SVHCs are those for which ECHA is considering imposing a requirement for authorization for some or all uses. Acute toxicity of SCCPs (C10-13) is very low. SCCPs may cause skin and eye irritation upon repeated application, but do not appear to induce skin sensitization (1). Chlorinated paraffins (average chain length C12; approx. 60% chlorine by weight) are listed on the International Agency for Research on Cancer's (IARC) Carcinogen List as 'Possible Carcinogens.' On the U.S. National Toxicology Program (NTP) Carcinogen List they are listed as 'Reasonably Anticipated to Be a Carcinogen.' There are no data on fertility or developmental effects for humans. No changes in reproductive organs were observed in a 13 week study with rats and mice dosed with 5000 and 2000 mg/kg/day of an SCCP. In addition, developmental effects were observed in rats at 2000 mg/kg/day but not at lower doses (1). (2)
Contaminant Sources
  • IARC Carcinogens Group 2B
  • T3DB toxins
Contaminant Type
  • Coolant
  • Industrial/Workplace Toxin
  • Lachrymator
  • Organic Compound
  • Organochloride
  • Plastic
  • Synthetic Compound
Chemical Structure
SynonymsNot Available
Chemical FormulaC10H16Cl6
Average Molecular Mass348.952 g/mol
Monoisotopic Mass345.938 g/mol
CAS Registry NumberNot Available
IUPAC Name2,3,4,6,7,8-hexachlorodecane
Traditional Name2,3,4,6,7,8-hexachlorodecane
InChI IdentifierInChI=1S/C10H16Cl6/c1-3-6(12)10(16)8(14)4-7(13)9(15)5(2)11/h5-10H,3-4H2,1-2H3
Chemical Taxonomy
Description belongs to the class of organic compounds known as organochlorides. Organochlorides are compounds containing a chemical bond between a carbon atom and a chlorine atom.
KingdomOrganic compounds
Super ClassOrganohalogen compounds
Sub ClassNot Available
Direct ParentOrganochlorides
Alternative Parents
  • Hydrocarbon derivative
  • Organochloride
  • Alkyl halide
  • Alkyl chloride
  • Aliphatic acyclic compound
Molecular FrameworkAliphatic acyclic compounds
External DescriptorsNot Available
Biological Properties
StatusDetected and Not Quantified
Cellular Locations
  • Membrane
Biofluid LocationsNot Available
Tissue LocationsNot Available
PathwaysNot Available
ApplicationsNot Available
Biological RolesNot Available
Chemical RolesNot Available
Physical Properties
AppearanceWhite powder.
Experimental Properties
Melting PointNot Available
Boiling PointNot Available
SolubilityNot Available
Predicted Properties
Water Solubility0.0002 g/LALOGPS
Physiological Charge0ChemAxon
Hydrogen Acceptor Count0ChemAxon
Hydrogen Donor Count0ChemAxon
Polar Surface Area0 ŲChemAxon
Rotatable Bond Count7ChemAxon
Refractivity74.94 m³·mol⁻¹ChemAxon
Polarizability31.6 ųChemAxon
Number of Rings0ChemAxon
Rule of FiveYesChemAxon
Ghose FilterYesChemAxon
Veber's RuleYesChemAxon
MDDR-like RuleYesChemAxon
Spectrum TypeDescriptionSplash Key
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, Positivesplash10-0002-0119000000-8694980bced64daf7945View in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, Positivesplash10-0002-0119000000-cfaeb31425f3b4970b78View in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, Positivesplash10-00b9-8900000000-4ac82119d6bad70e1938View in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, Negativesplash10-0596-2935000000-7b73f01052f3962fa7b3View in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, Negativesplash10-0ab9-0159000000-8b2e452fdef86787f2b7View in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, Negativesplash10-05fr-1932000000-30ce952f64affc123413View in MoNA
Toxicity Profile
Route of ExposureNot Available
Mechanism of ToxicityNot Available
MetabolismNot Available
Toxicity ValuesNot Available
Lethal DoseNot Available
Carcinogenicity (IARC Classification)2B, possibly carcinogenic to humans. (3)
Uses/SourcesChlorinated paraffins are used primarily as coolants and lubricants in metal forming and cutting, in addition to being used as plasticizers and flame retardants in rubber, paints, adhesives, sealants and plastics. (2)
Minimum Risk LevelNot Available
Health EffectsNot Available
SymptomsNot Available
TreatmentNot Available
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DrugBank IDNot Available
HMDB IDNot Available
FooDB IDNot Available
Phenol Explorer IDNot Available
KNApSAcK IDNot Available
BiGG IDNot Available
BioCyc IDNot Available
METLIN IDNot Available
PDB IDNot Available
Wikipedia LinkNot Available
Chemspider IDNot Available
ChEBI IDNot Available
PubChem Compound ID22833489
Kegg Compound IDNot Available
YMDB IDNot Available
ECMDB IDNot Available
Synthesis ReferenceNot Available
MSDSNot Available
General ReferencesNot Available