Agent Name

Imidacloprid

CAS Number

138261-41-3

Formula

C9-H10-Cl-N5-O2

Major Category

Pesticides

Synonyms

1-((6-Chloro-3-pyridinyl)methyl)-N-nitro-2-imidazolidinimine; 1-((6-Chloro-3-pyridyl)methyl)-N-nitro-2-imidazolidinimine; Admire; Advantage Flea Adulticide; BAY-NTN 33893; CP 1; Confidor; Confidor 200 SL; Confidor SL; Gaucho; Imazethapyr; Merit; Merit (insecticide); NTN 33893; NTN 33893-240FS; Provado; [ChemIDplus] UN2588

Category

Insecticides, Neonicotinoid

Description

Colorless or beige solid; [ICSC]

Sources/Uses

Used as insecticide for soil, seed, or foliar treatment in cereal, cotton, fruit, maize, potatoes, rice, sugar beets, turf, and vegetables; to control fleas in dogs and cats; [HSDB] Other examples of neonicotinoids (derived from guanidine compounds) are Thiamethoxam and Clothianidine; Effective against termites; [Ullmann]

Comments

May cause nervous system effects; [ICSC] May cause irritation; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

3.0E-12 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) > 5,323 mg/m3/4h

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Pesticide, solid, toxic, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

Other CNS Neurotoxin

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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