Tebufenozide

Tebufenozide

Tebufenozide
Names
IUPAC name
N’-(4-Ethylbenzoyl)-3,5-dimethyl-N-(2-methyl-2-propanyl)benzohydrazide
Other names
Mimic, RH-75992, HOE-105540, Confirm 2F, Confirm 70
Identifiers
ChEBI  YesY
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PubChem
Properties
C22H28N2O2
Molar mass 352.48 g·mol−1
Melting point 191 to 191.5 °C (375.8 to 376.7 °F; 464.2 to 464.7 K)[1]
0.83 mg/L[1]
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).

Tebufenozide is an insecticide that acts as a molting hormone. It is an agonist of ecdysone that causes premature molting in larvae. It is primarily used against caterpillar pests.[2]

Because it has high selectivity for the targeted pests and low toxicity otherwise, the company that discovered tebufenozide, Rohm and Haas, was given a Presidential Green Chemistry Award for its development.[2]

References

  1. ^ a b Tebufenozide, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  2. ^ a b