Agent Name

Bromethalin

CAS Number

63333-35-7

Formula

C14-H7-Br3-F3-N3-O4

Major Category

Pesticides

Synonyms

4,6-Dinitro-N-methyl-N-(2,4,6-tribromophenyl)-alpha,alpha,alpha-trifluoro-o-toluidine; Benzenamine, N-methyl-2,4-dinitro-N-(2,4,6-tribromophenyl)-6-(trifluoromethyl)- (9CI); Bromethalin Bait; Bromethaline [ISO-French]; EL 614; Gold crest vengeance; Lilly 126714; N-Methyl-2,4-dinitro-N-(2,4,6-tribromophenyl)-6-(trifluoromethyl)benzenamine; Vengeance; alpha,alpha,alpha-Trifluoro-N-methyl-4,6-dinitro-N-(2,4,6-tribromophenyl)-o-toluidine; o-Toluidine, 4,6-dinitro-N-methyl-N-(2,4,6-tribromophenyl)-alpha,alpha,alpha-trifluoro-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Rodenticides

Description

Pale yellow odorless solid; [Merck Index] White solid; [Reference #1]

Sources/Uses

Used as a rodenticide; Effective against rodents resistant to anticoagulant rodenticides; Does not induce bait shyness; [HSDB] Used in and around buildings, in transport vehicles, and in sewers; [Reference #1]

Comments

Single oral doses caused lesions and other degenerative changes in the brains of animals; [HSDB] In high-dose animal experiments, causes ataxia and seizures after acute exposure and degenerative changes of the brain and spinal cord after chronic exposure; [RTECS] An uncoupler of oxidative phosphorylation; [Reference #1] May be absorbed through skin; Targets the nervous system; [MSDSonline]

Reference Link

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Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

9.7E-8 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 24 mg/m3/1h

Half Life

5.6 days (plasma);

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

Other CNS Neurotoxin

Other Poison

Uncoupler

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