Agent Name

Methoprene

CAS Number

40596-69-8

Formula

C19-H34-O3

Major Category

Pesticides

Synonyms

(E,E)-1-Methylethyl 11-methoxy-3,7,11-trimethyl-2,4-dodecadienoate; (E,E)-Isopropyl 11-methoxy-3,7,11-trimethyl-2,4-dodecadienoate; Altosid; Altosid IGR; Altosid Liquid Larvicide; Altosid SR 10; Apex; Apex (pesticide); Bioprene BM Fire Ant Killer Bait; Diacon; Dianex; ENT 70460; Isopropyl (EE)-(RS)-11-Methoxy-3,7,11-trimethyldodeca-2,4-dienoate; Isopropyl(2E,4E)-11-methoxy-3,7,11-trimethyl-2,4-dodecadienoate; Juvemon; Kabat; Manta; Manta (hormone); Methoprene S; Methoprenum [INN-Latin]; Metopreno [INN-Spanish]; Minex; OMS 1697; Pharoid; Precor; Starbar Inhibitor; Yuvemon; ZPA 1019; ZR 515; dl-Isopropyl 11-methoxy-3,7,11-trimethyl-trans-2,4-dodecadienoate; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Other Insecticides

Description

Amber liquid; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

Used as insecticide (insect juvenile hormone mimic); [Merck Index] Used to control a variety of insects in the production of meat, milk, mushrooms, peanuts, rice, and cereals; Used as a feed additive in cattle to control horn flies; Also used to control fleas on pets; [Reference #1]

Comments

May be embryotoxic in rats; [REPROTOX] An irritant; [MSDSonline]

Reference Link

EPA Pesticide Fact Sheet: Methoprene - 2001 update

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

2.36e-05 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) > 210,000 mg/m3

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