- a brown, water-insoluble, toxic solid consisting of more than 95 percent of the chlorinated hydrocarbon C12H8Cl6: used as an insecticide.
Origin of aldrin
- Edwin Eugene, Jr.Buzz, born 1930, U.S. astronaut.
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His skill as a research and test pilot certainly impressed Buzz Aldrin.
Armstrong flew the LEM while Aldrin manned the primitive flight computer.
Each page of the document is inscribed and signed by Aldrin, pushing its value to an estimated $175,000.Man on the Moon
The Daily Beast
July 19, 2009
On the other was an equally weighty sensation, what Aldrin calls “magnificent desolation.”
Aldrin recounts his best years, those as an international hero, and worst years, when he was plagued by alcoholism and depression.
- a brown to white poisonous crystalline solid, more than 95 per cent of which consists of the compound C 12 H 8 Cl 6, which is used as an insecticide. Melting pt: 105°C
C20: named after K. Alder (1902–58) German chemist
- Edwin Eugene Jr., known as Buzz. born 1930, US astronaut; the second man to set foot on the moon on July 20, 1969, during the Apollo 11 flight
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- A highly poisonous white powder used as a crop pesticide and to kill termites. Because of its toxicity to animals and humans, its production has been discontinued. Aldrin is a chlorinated derivative of naphthalene closely related to dieldrin. Chemical formula: C12H8Cl6.
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