Agent Name

Dimethrin

CAS Number

70-38-2

Formula

C19-H26-O2

Major Category

Pesticides

Synonyms

(2,4-Dimethylphenyl)methyl 2,2-dimethyl-3-(2-methyl-1-propenyl)cyclopropanecarboxylate; 2,4-Dimethylbenzyl (1RS)-cis,trans-2,2-dimethyl-3-(2-methylprop-1-enyl)cyclopropanecarboxylate; 2,4-Dimethylbenzyl 2,2-dimethyl-3-(2-methylpropenyl)cyclopropanecarboxylate; 2,4-Dimethylbenzyl ester of cis,trans-chrysanthemumic acid; 2,4-Dimethylbenzyl-(I)-cis-trans-chrysanthemumate; 2,4-Dimethylbenzylchrysanthemumate; 2,4-Dimethylbenzylester kyseliny chrysanthemove [Czech]; Chrysanthemumic acid, 2,4-dimethylbenzyl ester; Cyclopropanecarboxylic acid, 2,2-dimethyl-3-(2-methyl-1-propenyl)-, (2,4-dimethylphenyl)methyl ester; Cyclopropanecarboxylic acid, 2,2-dimethyl-3-(2-methylpropenyl)-, 2,4-dimethylbenzyl ester (8CI); Dimethrin [ANSI]; Dimethrine; Dimetrin; ENT-21170; SHA 034101; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Pyrethrins/Pyrethroids

Description

Amber liquid; [Hawley]

Sources/Uses

Used as insecticide for mosquito larva in ponds and swamps; [HSDB]

Comments

Rats given by gavage 7 mg/kg/day for 3 weeks had no adverse effects; [HSDB] See "Pyrethrum."

Restricted

No longer registered as a pesticide for use in the US; [HSDB]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.72E-5 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

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