Agent Name

Piperonyl butoxide

CAS Number

51-03-6

Formula

C19-H30-O5

Major Category

Pesticides

Synonyms

1,3-Benzodioxole, 5-((2-(2-butoxyethoxy)ethoxy)methyl)-6-propyl-; 2-(2-Butoxyethoxy)ethyl 6-propylpiperonyl ether; 3,4-Methylendioxy-6-propylbenzyl-n-butyl-diaethylenglykolaether [German]; 3,4-Methylenedioxy-6-propylbenzyl n-butyl diethyleneglycol ether; 3,4-Methylenedioxy-6-propylbenzyl n-butyldiethyleneglycol ether; 3,4-Methylenedioxy-6-propylbenzyl-n-butyl-diaethylenglykolaether [German]; 5-((2-(2-Butoxyethoxy)ethoxy)methyl)-6-propyl-1,3-benzodioxole; 5-(2-(2-Butoxyethoxy)ethoxymethyl)-6-propyl-1,3-benzodioxole; 5-Propyl-4-(2,5,8-trioxa-dodecyl)-1,3-benzodioxol [German]; 6-(Propylpiperonyl)-butyl carbityl ether; 6-(Propylpiperonyl)butylcarbityl ether; 6-Propylpiperonyl butyl diethylene glycol ether; Butacide; Butocide; Butoxide; Butoxide (synergist); Butyl carbitol 6-propylpiperonyl ether; Butyl-carbityl (6-propylpiperonyl) ether; FMC 5273; Nusyn-noxfish; PB; Piperonyl butoxide; Piperonyl butoxide, technical; Piperonyl butoxyde [ISO-French]; Pyrenone 606; Toluene, alpha-(2-(2-butoxyethoxy)ethoxy)-4,5-(methylenedioxy)-2-propyl-; alpha-(2-(2-Butoxyethoxy)ethoxy)-4,5-methylenedioxy-2-propyltoluene; alpha-(2-(2-n-Butoxyethoxy)-ethoxy)-4,5-methylenedioxy-2-propyltoluene; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Other Insecticides

Description

Pale yellow to light brown liquid with a mild odor; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

Used as a synergist to increase the effectiveness of pyrethrins and other insecticides; [EPA Pesticides]

Comments

No listed effects of short-term or long-term exposure; [ICSC] Skin absorption is limited, and mammalian toxicity is low; [EPA Pesticides, p. 191]

Reference Link

EPA Pesticide Fact Sheet: Piperonyl butoxide (PBO) - 2006

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

2.6e-07 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) > 5,900 mg/m3

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 171 deg C; [Hawley]

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

IARC Carcinogen

Not Classifiable

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