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  1. Ethylbenzene

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1588

    GENERAL INFORMATION Ethylbenzene is a colorless organic liquid with a sweet, gasoline-like odor. The greatest use — more than 99 percent — of ethylbenzene is to make styrene, another organic liquid used as a building block for many plastics. It is also us ...

  2. Xylenes

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1598

    GENERAL INFORMATION A xylene is any of a group of very similar organic compounds. They are clear liquids with a sweet odor. The greatest use of xylenes is as a solvent which is much safer than benzene. Other uses include: in gasoline as part of the BTX co ...

  3. Toxaphene

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1576

    GENERAL INFORMATION Toxaphene, a synthetic organic chemical, is an amber, waxy organic solid with a piney odor. Toxaphene was used as an insecticide for cotton and vegetables, and on livestock and poultry. In 1982, most of its uses were banned and in 1990 ...

  4. Simazine

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1575

    GENERAL INFORMATION Simazine is an organic white solid. Simazine is used as a pre-emergence herbicide used for control of broad-leaved and grassy weeds on a variety of deep-rooted crops such as artichokes, asparagus, berry crops, broad beans, citrus, etc. ...

  5. Picloram

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1574

    GENERAL INFORMATION Picloram, a synthetic organic chemical, is a crystalline organic solid with a chlorine odor. Picloram is used in salt form as a systemic herbicide for controlling annual weeds in crops, and in combination with 2,4-D or 2,4,5-T against ...

  6. Pentachlorophenol

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1573

    GENERAL INFORMATION Pentachlorophenol is a white organic solid with needle-like crystals and a phenolic odor. The greatest use of pentachlorophenol is as a wood preservative (fungicide). Though once widely used as an herbicide, it was banned in 1987 for t ...

  7. Oxamyl (Vydate)

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1571

    GENERAL INFORMATION Oxamyl, a synthetic organic chemical, is a highly toxic white crystalline solid with a slight sulfurous odor. Oxamyl is the chemical ingredient identified in widely used insecticides/nematicides, for example Vydate L. Vydate is a regis ...

  8. Methoxychlor

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1570

    GENERAL INFORMATION Methoxychlor is a colorless organic solid with a slightly fruity odor. It is an insecticide preferred to DDT for use on animals, in animal feed, and on DDT-sensitive crops such as squash, melons, etc. Since methoxychlor is more unstabl ...

  9. Hexachlorocyclopentadiene

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1568

    GENERAL INFORMATION Hexachlorocyclopentadiene is an oily, yellow-green organic liquid with a pungent odor. It is used as a raw material in manufacturing other chemicals, including pesticides, flame retardants, resins, dyes, pharmaceuticals, plastics, etc. ...

  10. Lindane

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1569

    GENERAL INFORMATION Lindane is a white crystalline organic solid. Most uses being restricted in 1983, lindane is currently used primarily for treating wood-inhabiting beetles and seeds. It is also used as a dip for fleas and lice on pets, and livestock, f ...

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