Agent Name

2,4-Dinitro-6-cyclohexylphenol

Alternative Name

Dinex

CAS Number

131-89-5

Formula

C12-H14-N2-O5

Major Category

Pesticides

Synonyms

Dinex; 2-Cyclohexyl-4,6-dinitrofenol [Dutch]; 2-Cyclohexyl-4,6-dinitrophenol; 4,6-Dinitro-o-cyclohexylphenol; 6-Cicloesil-2,4-dinitr-fenolo [Italian]; 6-Cyclohexyl-2,4-dinitrophenol; DN; DN (pesticide); DN 1; DNOCHP; Dinex; Dinitro-o-cyclohexylphenol; Dinitro-ortho-cyclohexylphenol; Dinitrocyclohexylphenol; Dn Dry Mix No. 1; Dn Dust No. 12; Dowspray 17; Dry mix No. 1; Pedinex [French]; Phenol, 2-cyclohexyl-4,6-dinitro-; Phenol, 6-cyclohexyl-2,4-dinitro-; SN 46; [ChemIDplus] UN2588

Category

Other Insecticides

Description

Yellow solid; [CAMEO] Yellow crystalline solid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as an insecticide (control of red mites on citrus) and molluscide; [HSDB]

Comments

A skin irritant; Dinex is 2.5 times more potent in killing snails than Dinoseb; [HSDB] "Liver damage, metabolic stimulant, dermatitis, dilation of pupils." [CAMEO] Toxic by inhalation, ingestion, and skin contact; [eChemPortal: ESIS] See "Dinoseb."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

4.19E-8 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Nephrotoxin

Yes

Reproductive Toxin

Yes

Other Poison

Uncoupler

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