The disappearance of quintozene (I) and its technical impurities and metabolites pentachlorobenzene (III), hexachlorobenzene (IV) and pentachloroaniline (V) from soil, was studied in laboratory experiments under controlled conditions during a period of about 600 days. The very high persistence found, was confirmed by the analysis of 22 samples collected from fields used for potato growing and treated regularly during the foregoing 11 years with commercial formulations of quintozene. In the laboratory experiments, III, V and methylthiopentachlorobenzene (VI) were found to be degradation products from the quintozene.
Beck, J., & Hansen, K. E. (1974). DEGRADATION OF QUINTOZENE, PENTACHLOROBENZENE, HEXACHLOROBENZENE AND PENTACHLOROANILINE IN SOIL. Pesticide science, 5(1), 41-48. https://doi.org/10.1002/ps.2780050108