Tetramethrin

Tetramethrin

Tetramethrin
Tetramethrin
3D model
Names
IUPAC name
(1,3-dioxo-4,5,6,7-tetrahydroisoindol-2-yl)methyl-2,2-dimethyl-3-(2-methylprop-1-enyl)cyclopropane-1-carboxylate
Identifiers
 Y
ATC code P03
QP53
ChEBI  Y
ChemSpider  Y
EC number 214-619-0
Jmol-3D images Image
KEGG  Y
PubChem
RTECS number GZ1730000
UNII  Y
Properties
C19H25NO4
Molar mass 331.406 g/mol
Appearance white crystalline solid
Odor strong, pyrethrum-like
Density 1.108 g/cm3
Melting point 65 to 80 °C (149 to 176 °F; 338 to 353 K)
0.00183 g/100 mL
Solubility soluble in methane, hexane
slightly soluble in acetone, n-octanol, ethanol
very slightly soluble in xylene
log P 4.73
Vapor pressure 10 Pa
1.5175
Hazards
Lethal dose or concentration (LD, LC):
LD50 (Median dose)
20,000 mg/kg (rat, oral)
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
 Y  (: Y/N?)

Tetramethrin is a potent synthetic insecticide in the pyrethroid family.[1] It is a white crystalline solid with a melting point of 65-80 °C. The commercial product is a mixture of stereoisomers.

It is commonly used as an insecticide, and affects the insect's nervous system. It is found in many household insecticide products.[2]

References

  1. ^ Tetramethrin, alanwood.net
  2. ^ Tetramethrin, Household Products Database

External links

  • Pyrethrins and Pyrethroids Fact Sheet - National Pesticide Information Center
  • Pyrethrins and Pyrethroids Pesticide Information Profile - Extension Toxicology Network
  • Tetramethrin in the Pesticide Properties DataBase (PPDB)