Lindane

Heukelbach, Jorg, Speare, Richard, Shaalan, Essam S., and Canyon, Deon V. (2010) Lindane. In: Grayson, M. Lindsay, Crowe, Suzanne M., McCarthy, James S., Mills, John, Mouton, Johan W., Norrby, S. Ragnar, Paterson, David L., and Pfaller, Michael A., (eds.) Kucers' The Use of Antibiotics: A Clinical Review of Antibacterial, Antifungal, Antiparasitic and Antiviral Drugs. Hodder Arnold, London, UK, pp. 2310-2317.

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Abstract

Lindane (γ-hexachlorocyclohexane; benzene hexachloride) is an organochlorine insecticide named after the Dutch chemist Teunis van clef Linden (1884-1965), who was the first to isolate the χ-, β- and γ-isomers of hexachlorocyclohexane in 1912 (RoDs et al., 2001). It exists as a colorless crystalline substance; its molecular formula is C6H6C16, and its molecular weight is 290.8; the chemical structure is shown in Figure 206.1. It is used in human medicine for treatment of lice infestations and scabies. It is also used as an insecticide in forestry , on fruit and vegetable crops, and for seed treatment because it degrades slowly in the environment (WHO, 2004).

Item ID: 16778
Item Type: Book Chapter (Teaching Material)
ISBN: 978-0-340-92767-0
Keywords: antibiotic, lindane
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This chapter is within Part 7 Agents Active Against Ectoparasites

Date Deposited: 05 May 2011 00:22
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