Agent Name

Fipronil

CAS Number

120068-37-3

Formula

C12-H4-Cl2-F6-N4-O-S

Major Category

Pesticides

Synonyms

1H-Pyrazole-3-carbonitrile, 5-amino-1-(2,6-dichloro-4- (trifluoromethyl)phenyl)-4-((trifluoromethyl)sulfinyl)- [ChemIDplus] Maxforce; Regent; Termidor; 5-Amino-1-[2,6-dichloro-4-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl]-4-[(trifluoromethyl)sulfinyl]-1H-pyrazole-3-carbonitrile; [NPIRS]

Category

Other Insecticides

Description

Solid;

Sources/Uses

Used to kill mole crickets, fire ants, fleas, ticks, termites, and roaches; [MSDSonline] Used in turf granules, flea and tick sprays, and roach and ant baits; [NPIC]

Comments

Sold as Magforce roach killer bait containing 0.1% fipronil; This product may be irritating to the skin and eyes following prolonged contact but is not acutely toxic after ingestion or dermal exposure; Also sold as Chipco Choice Insecticide, containing 0.1% fipronil; This product may cause seizures after skin absorption, ingestion, or inhalation. A termiticide product contains 9.1% fipronil. Seizures are listed as possible effects from overexposure to this product. [MSDSonline] Causes seizures in high-dose animal studies; Technical (96.5%) fipronil is classified as "moderate toxicity," and formulated products are classified as "low toxicity." Formulated products may cause some skin irritation to pets, but are not absorbed through the skin; [NPIC]

Reference Link

NPIC Pesticide Fact Sheets: Fipronil

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

2.78E-9 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

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