|Status:||ISO 1750 (published)|
|Activity:||acaricides (bridged diphenyl acaricides; organochlorine acaricides)
insecticides (organochlorine insecticides)
|Notes:||DDT is the common name for the technical product; the pure compound has the ISO common name pp′-DDT.
The acronym is derived from an old and imprecise name, DichloroDiphenylTrichloroethane.
The name “clofenotane” is approved by the World Health Organization; the Chinese version is 滴滴涕 and the Russian version is клофенотан.
The name “dicophane” is approved by the British Pharmacopoeia Commission.
|Pronunciation:||dē dē tē Guide to British pronunciation|
|Limerick:||According to Adam Bernard (firstname.lastname@example.org)
A mosquito cried out in pain:
“A chemist has poisoned my brain!”
The cause of his sorrow
A mosquito was heard to complain
“I fear they have addled my brain!
The cause of my sorrow
A data sheet from the Compendium of Pesticide Common Names