Agent Name

Bifenthrin

CAS Number

82657-04-3

Formula

C23-H22-Cl-F3-O2

Major Category

Pesticides

Synonyms

(1alpha,3alpha(Z))-(+-)-(2-Methyl(1,1'-biphenyl)-3-yl)methyl 3-(2-chloro-3,3,3-trifluoro-1-propenyl)-2,2-dimethylcyclopropanecarboxylate; (1alpha,3alpha(Z))-(+-)-3-(2-Chloro-3,3,3-trifluoro-1-propenyl)-2,2-dimethylcyclopropanecarboxylic acid (2-methyl(1,1'-biphenyl)-3-yl)methyl ester; 2-Methylbiphenyl-3-ylmethyl (Z)-(1RS,3RS)-3-(2-chloro-3,3,3-trifluoroprop-1-enyl)-2,2-dimethylcyclopropanecarboxylate; 2-Methylbiphenyl-3-ylmethyl-(Z)-(1RS)-cis-3-(2-chloro-3,3,3-trifluoroprop-1-enyl)-2,2-dimethylcyclopropanecarboxylate; Bifenthrine [ISO-French]; Biphenate; Biphenthrin; Biphentrin; Brigade; Capture; FMC 54800; FMC 58000; Talstar; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Pyrethrins/Pyrethroids

Description

Light brown liquid; [Merck Index] Light brown viscous liquid or off-white to pale tan solid; [HSDB] Off-white to tan solid with a mild sweet odor; [CAMEO] White powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a broad spectrum insecticide (also used for termites) and acaricide (including mites); [HSDB]

Comments

May cause skin rash (especially on moist skin) and eye irritation; Caused no skin and nearly no eye irritation in rabbits; Not sensitizing to guinea pig skin; [HSDB] Effects in high-dose oral studies of rats include convulsions, tremors, and male reproductive toxicity; [RTECS] No developmental effects at doses maternally toxic; [REPROTOX] See "Pyrethrum."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.8E-7 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

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