Diflubenzuron

Diflubenzuron

Diflubenzuron
Names
IUPAC name
N-[(4-Chlorophenyl)carbamoyl]-2,6-difluorobenzamide
Other names
Dimilin
Identifiers
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ATCvet code QP53
ChEBI  YesY
ChEMBL  YesY
ChemSpider  YesY
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KEGG  YesY
PubChem
UNII  YesY
Properties[1]
C14H9ClF2N2O2
Molar mass 310.68 g·mol−1
0.08 mg/L
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).
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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.[1] The mechanism of action of diflubenzuron involves inhibiting the production of chitin which is used by an insect to build its exoskeleton.[1]

Environmental toxicity

One of the metabolites of diflubenzuron, 4-chloroaniline, has been classified by the United States Environmental Protection Agency as a probable human carcinogen.[2]

References

  1. ^ a b c Diflubenzuron Pesticide Information Profile, Extension Toxicology Network
  2. ^ US EPA (1997) R.E.D. FACTS Diflubenzuron