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History Chemical properties Then help with cons (Angela) Arp 23 References General idea Outline D ichloro- D iphenyl- T richloroethane Molecular formula C 14 H 9 Cl 5 Molar mass 354.49 g/mol Density 0.99 g/cm³ [1] Melting point 109 °C [1] Boiling point decomp. [1] First synthesized in 1874, DDT's insecticidal properties were not discovered until 1939. In the second half of World War II , it was used with great effect among both military and civilian populations to control mosquitoes spreading malaria and lice transmitting typhus , resulting in dramatic reductions in the incidence of both diseases. The Swiss chemist Paul Hermann Müller of Geigy Pharmaceutical was awarded the
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Unformatted text preview: Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1948 "for his discovery of the high efficiency of DDT as a contact poison against several arthropods ." After the war, DDT was made available for use as an agricultural insecticide , and soon its production and use skyrocketed. ^ a b NobelPrize.org: The Nobel Prize in Physiology of Medicine 1948 Accessed July 26, 2007. ^ a b c d e f Environmental Health Criteria 9: DDT and its derivatives , World Health Organization, 1979. http://pmep.cce.cornell.edu/facts-slides-self/core-tutorial/module13/index.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DDT#cite_note-EHC9-2...
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