Agent Name

Piperonyl sulfoxide

Alternative Name

Sulfoxide

CAS Number

120-62-7

Formula

C18-H28-O3-S

Major Category

Pesticides

Synonyms

Sulfoxide; 1,2-(Methylenedioxy)-4-(2-(octylsulfinyl)propyl)benzene; 1,2-Methoxylenedioxy-4-(2-(octylsulfinyl)propyl)-benzene; 1,3-Benzodioxole, 5-(2-(octylsulfinyl)propyl)-; 1-(2,3-Methylendioxyfenyl)-2-(oktylsufinyl)propan [Czech]; 1-Methyl-2-(3,4-methylenedioxyphenyl)ethyl octyl sulfoxide; 5-(2-(Octylsulfinyl)propyl)-1,3-benzodioxole; Benzene, 1,2-(methylenedioxy)-4-(2-(octylsulfinyl)propyl)-; ENT 16,634; Isofrol-n-octyl sulfoxide; Isosafrole n-octylsulfoxide; Isosafrole, octyl sulfoxide; Piperonyl sulfoxide (VAN); Piperonyl sulfoxide (insecticide); Piperonyl sulfoxide (insecticide) (VAN); Sulfocide; Sulfox-cide; Sulfoxide (synergist); Sulfoxide, alpha-methyl-3,4-(methylenedioxy)phenethyl octyl; Sulfoxyl; Sulphoxide; n-Octyl sulfoxide of isosafrole; n-Octylisosafrole sulfoxide; n-Octylsulfoxide of isosafrole; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Other Insecticides

Description

Pale yellow or brown liquid with a sweet odor; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used as insecticide synergist for pyrethrins and allethrin; [HSDB]

Comments

Not carcinogenic for rats, but was carcinogenic for male mice with an increased incidence of hepatocellular carcinomas; [NTP] Causes tremor and CNS depression in acute animal studies; Non-toxic in rats fed 0.2% in diet for 15 months; [HSDB] See "Piperonyl butoxide."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

7.3E-8 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

Other CNS Neurotoxin

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