Agent Name

DEET

Alternative Name

N,N-Diethyl-m-toluamide

CAS Number

134-62-3

Formula

C12-H17-N-O

Major Category

Pesticides

Synonyms

3-Methyl-N,N-diethylbenzamide; Amincene C 140; Amincene C-EM; Autan; Benzamide, N,N-diethyl-3-methyl-; Bepper DET; DEET; DET (insect repellant); DETA; DETA-20; Delphene; Detamide; Dieltamid; Diethyl-m-toluamide; Diethyltoluamide; Diethyltoluamidum [INN-Latin]; Dietiltoluamida [INN-Spanish]; Flypel; M-Det; MGK; MGK diethyltoluamide; Metadelphene; Muscol; N,N-Diethyl-3-methylbenzamide; N,N-Diethyl-m-toluamide; N,N-Diethyl-meta-toluamide; Naugatuck DET; Off; Repel; Repper DET; Repper-DET; Repudin-Special; m-DETA; m-Delphene; m-Toluamide, N,N-diethyl-; m-Toluic acid diethylamide; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Insect Repellents

Description

Clear liquid with a faint odor (technical grade); [EPA]

Sources/Uses

Used in insect repellants in concentrations ranging from 4% to 100%. [EPA]

Comments

Evaluations of case reports of toxicity revealed rare cases of seizures, usually following ingestion, skin applications for several days in a row, or using 95% DEET. A possible link between exposure and seizures may be present in about one in 100 million users. DEET does not bioaccumulate. [EPA]

Reference Link

EPA TEACH Chemical Summary: Diethyltoluamide (DEET)

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.002 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 5950 mg/m3

Reference Link

EPA Pesticide Fact Sheet: DEET - 1998

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

Other CNS Neurotoxin

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