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Mothproofing of Wool with Organobromine Compounds
- McPhee, J.R.
- Textile research journal 1966 v.36 no.11 pp. 941-946
- bromination, fabrics, lethal dose 50, moths, organobromine compounds, organochlorine insecticides, rats, textile fibers, wool
- Bromination of organic compounds in certain cases greatly increases toxicity to wool-digesting insects. A brominated salicylanilide (Diaphene) and a brominated organochlorine insecticide of very low mammalian toxicity (Bromodan, LD₅₀ oral, rats 12,900) can be easily applied to wool and are each promising, durable moth proofing agents.