|Molar mass||310.68 g·mol−1|
|Solubility in other solvents||
DMSO: 12 g/100 g
Acetone 0.615 g/100 g
Methanol: 0.09 g/100 g
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
Diflubenzuron is a benzoylurea-type insecticide of the benzamide class. It is used in forest management and on field crops to selectively control insect pests, particularly forest tent caterpillar moths, boll weevils, gypsy moths, and other types of moths. The mechanism of action of diflubenzuron involves inhibiting the production of chitin which is used by an insect to build its exoskeleton.
- Diflubenzuron Pesticide Information Profile, Extension Toxicology Network
- US EPA (1997) R.E.D. FACTS Diflubenzuron