Agent Name

Tefluthrin

CAS Number

79538-32-2

Formula

C17-H14-Cl-F7-O2

Major Category

Pesticides

Synonyms

Force; Forza; PP993; Tefluthrine [ISO-French]; Cyclopropanecarboxylic acid, 3-((1Z)-2-chloro-3,3,3-trifluoro-1-propenyl)-2,2-dimethyl-, (2,3,5,6-tetrafluoro-4-methylphenyl)methyl ester, (1R,3R)-rel-; Cyclopropanecarboxylic acid, 3-(2-chloro-3,3,3-trifluoro-1-propenyl)-2,2-dimethyl-, (2,3,5,6-tetrafluoro-4-methylphenyl)methyl ester, (1-alpha,3-alpha(Z))-(+-)-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Pyrethrins/Pyrethroids

Description

Colorless solid; Technical product: Off-white solid; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used as insecticide for soil insects in maize, sugar beets, wheat, and other crops; [HSDB]

Comments

Oral LD50 (rat) = 35 mg/kg (technical grade); Dermal LD50 (rat) = 200-1000 mg/kg technical grade; [HSDB] May cause irritation; [MSDSonline] See "Pyrethrum."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

6.0E-5 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 50 mg/m3/4h

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

Other CNS Neurotoxin

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