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Dichloroisocyanuric acid

Dichloroisocyanuric acid
IUPAC name 1,3-dichloro-1,3,5-triazinane-2,4,6-trione
CAS number
Molecular formula C3HCl2N3O3
Molar mass 197.964 g/mol
Density 2.19 ± 0.1 g/cm³
Melting point

225 °C

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

Infobox disclaimer and references

Dichloroisocyanuric acid, also known as dichlor, dichloro-s-triazinetrione, and troclosene, is a chemical compound. It is an oxidizer, bacteriocide, algicide, and cleaning agent that reacts with water to form hypochlorous acid, which is related to bleach.

The sodium salt form is called sodium dichloroisocyanate or sodium dichloroisocyanurate or sodium dichloro-s-triazinetrione, which is the active ingredient in the powderized cleanser Comet and is also used as a pool disinfectant.

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