Agent Name

Dichlofenthion

CAS Number

97-17-6

Formula

C10-H13-Cl2-O3-P-S

Major Category

Pesticides

Synonyms

2,4-Dichloro-phenyl diethyl phosphorothionate; Dichlofenthion [ANSI]; Diethyl 2,4-dichlorophenyl phosphorothionate; ECP; ECP (pesticide); ENT 17470; Hexanema; Mobilawn; Nemacide; Nemacide VC-13; O,O-Diaethyl-O-2,4-dichlor-phenyl-monothiophosphat [German]; O,O-Diaethyl-O-2,4-dichlorphenyl-thionophosphat [German]; O,O-Diethyl O-(2,4-dichlorophenyl) phosphorothioate; O,O-Diethyl O-2,4-dichlorophenyl thiophosphate; O,O-Diethyl-O-(2,4-dichloor-fenyl)-monothiofosfaat [Dutch]; O,O-Dietil-O-(2,4-dicloro-fenil)-monotiofosfato [Italian]; O-2,4-Dichlorophenyl O,O-diethyl phosphorothioate; Phenol, 2,4-dichloro-, O-ester with O,O-diethyl phosphorothioate; Phosphorothioic acid, O-(2,4-dichlorophenyl) O,O-diethyl ester (8CI)(9CI); Thiophosphate de O-2,4-dichlorophenyle et de O,O-diethyle [French]; Tri-VC 13; V-C 13; V-C-13; VC 13; VC13 Nemacide; [ChemIDplus] UN3018

Category

Organophosphate Insecticides

Description

Colorless liquid; [Hawley]

Sources/Uses

Used as pesticide (may be restricted); [Hawley] Used as nematocide and insecticide; [Merck Index]

Comments

A cholinesterase inhibitor; [Merck Index] No significant decrease in cholinesterase activity or toxic symptoms were observed in 90 day feeding study with dogs at 0.75 mg/kg bw; [HSDB]

Exposure Assessment
BEI

Cholinesterase activity in red cells = 70% of individual's baseline, sample time discretionary; [ACGIH]

Vapor Pressure

0.00056 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Organophosphorus pesticide, liquid, toxic."

Adverse Effects
Other Poison

Organophosphate

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