Agent Name

Brodifacoum

CAS Number

56073-10-0

Formula

C31-H23-Br-O3

Major Category

Pesticides

Synonyms

2H-1-Benzopyran-2-one, 3-(3-(4'-bromo(1,1'-biphenyl)-4-yl)- 1,2,3,4-tetrahydro-1-naphthalenyl)-4-hydroxy-; 3-(3-(4'-Bromo(1,1'-biphenyl)-4-yl)-1,2,3,4-tetrahydro-1-naphthalenyl)-4-hydroxy-2H-1-benzopyra n-2-one; 3-(3-(4'-Bromo-1,1'-biphenyl-4-yl)-1,2,3,4-tetrahydro-1-naphthyl)-4-hydroxycoumarin; 3-(3-(4'-Bromobiphenyl-4-yl)-1,2,3,4-tetrahydronaphth-1-yl)-4-hydroxycoumarin; BFC; Brodifacoum; Brodifakum [Czech]; Bromfenacoum; Klerat; PP 581; Ratak; Super warfarin; Talon; Talon rodenticide; Volid; WBA 8119; [ChemIDplus] PP 581; Ratak; Volak; WBA 8119; [INCHEM]

Category

Rodenticides, Anticoagulant

Description

Off-white, odorless powder; [INCHEM]

Sources/Uses

Used as an indirect, anticoagulant rodenticide (prevents Vitamin K activation); [INCHEM]

Comments

Can kill rodents after single ingestion of bait; Oral LD50 (rats) = 0.27 mg/kg for technical material; May be absorbed through the skin or by ingestion; Very low vapor pressure (<0.000001 mm Hg); Considered to have low acute toxicity in human poisoning cases because of the low bait concentration and the delayed onset of action; [INCHEM]

Reference Link

INCHEM PDS: Brodifacoum

Exposure Assessment
Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 0.5 mg/m3/4H

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