Source: 2,3-dichloronaphthalene is a polychlorinated naphthalene (PCN). PCNs are ubiquitous environmental pollutants produced by combustion, and present in electrical devices, wood, paper and textiles to attain waterproofness, flame resistance and protection against insects, molds and fungi.
IUPAC Name: 2,3-dichloronaphthalene
CAS Number: 2050-75-1
PubChem ID: 16312
Canonical SMILES: C1=CC=C2C=C(C(=CC2=C1)Cl)Cl
Molecular Formula: C10H6Cl2
Molecular Weight: 197.058
Number of bond donors: 0
Number of bond acceptors: 0
Number of atoms different from hydrogen: 12
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