Mevinphos

Mevinphos

Mevinphos
Identifiers
CAS number  YesY
PubChem
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Properties
Molecular formula C7H13O6P
Molar mass 224.15 g mol−1
Appearance Colorless liquid[1]
Boiling point 21 °C (70 °F; 294 K) (E isomer); 6.9 °C (Z isomer)
Hazards
LD50 3.7 - 7 mg/kg (rat, oral)[1]
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Mevinphos is an insecticide that acts as an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor to control insects in a wide range of crops. It is most commonly used for the control of chewing and sucking insects, as well as spider mites.

Manufacture

Mevinphos is produced by the reaction of trimethyl phosphite with chloroacetoacetate.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c Muller, Franz, ed. (2000). Agrochemicals: Composition, Production, Toxicology, Applications. Toronto: Wiley-VCH.  

External Links

  • Pesticide Properties Database (PPDB) record for Mevinphos