ATSDR - Toxic Substances - Hexachlorobutadiene
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Hexachlorobutadiene

CAS ID #: 87-68-3

Affected Organ Systems: Renal (Urinary System or Kidneys)

Cancer Effects: None

Chemical Classification: Volatile organic compounds

Summary: Hexachlorobutadiene is a colorless liquid with a turpentine-like odor. It is also called perchlorobutadiene. Hexachlorobutadiene is not found naturally in the environment. It is formed when other chemicals are made. Most hexachlorobutadiene used commercially in the United States is imported from Germany. It is mainly used to make rubber compounds. It is also used as a solvent, and to make lubricants, in gyroscopes, as a heat transfer liquid, and as a hydraulic fluid.

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