Chinese: 六六六French: HCH (n.m.)Russian: ГХЦГ

Status: ISO 1750 (published)
IUPAC PIN: (1Ξ,2Ξ,3Ξ,4Ξ,5Ξ,6Ξ)-1,2,3,4,5,6-hexachlorocyclohexane
IUPAC name: 1,2,3,4,5,6-hexachlorocyclohexane
CAS name: 1,2,3,4,5,6-hexachlorocyclohexane
CAS Reg. No.: 608-73-1
Formula: C6H6Cl6
Activity: insecticides (organochlorine)
Notes: The common name “BHC” was also formerly approved by ISO for this substance, but was withdrawn in 2020.
The name “benzene hexachloride” is used in the USA; the name “hexachlor” is used in Sweden; the name “hexachloran” (гексахлоран) was used in the former USSR.
The ISO common name for the γ-isomer is gamma-HCH [58-89-9].
Structure: Structural formula of HCH
Pronunciation: āch sē āch  Guide to British pronunciation
InChI: InChI=1S/C6H6Cl6/c7-1-2(8)4(10)6(12)5(11)3(1)9/h1-6H

A data sheet from the Compendium of Pesticide Common Names