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IUPAC name 3a,4,7,7a-tetrahydro-2-[(trichloromethyl)thio]-


CAS number 133-06-2
SMILES =ClC(Cl)(Cl) SN2[C@@] ([C@H]1CC=CC[C@H]1 [C@@]2=O)=O
Molecular formula C9H8Cl3NO2S
Molar mass 300.61 g/mol
Density 1.74 g/cm3[1]
Melting point

178 °C (dec.)

Boiling point


Except where noted otherwise, data are given for
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)

Infobox disclaimer and references
This article is about the fungicide captan. Captan is also the common name for ethanethiol or ethyl mercaptan, used as an odorant for natural gas and liquid propane delivery to help identify leaks.

Captan is the name of a general use pesticide (GUP) that belongs to the phthalimide class of fungicides. Though it can be applied on its own, captan is often added as a component of other pesticide mixtures. It is used to control diseases on a number of fruits and vegetables as well as ornamental plants. It also improves the outward appearance of many fruits, making them brighter and healthier-looking. Captan is utilized by both home and agricultural growers and is often applied during apple production. It was phased out of general usage as a pesticide in the United States in 1989.[2]


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