Agent Name

Valinomycin

CAS Number

2001-95-8

Formula

C54-H90-N6-O18

Major Category

Pesticides

Synonyms

1,7,13,19,25,31-Hexaoxa-4,10,16,22,28,34-hexaazacyclohexatriacontane- 2,5,8,11,14,17,20,23,26,29,32,35-dodecone, 12,24,36-trimetyl-3,6,9,15,18,21,27,30,33-nonakis(1-methylethyl)-; Antibiotic N-329 B; Cyclic(D-alpha-hydroxyisovaleryl-D-valyl-L-lactoyl-L-valyl-D-alpha-hydroxyisovaleryl-D-valyl-L-lactoyl-L-valyl-D-alpha-hydroxyisovaleryl-D-valyl-L-lactoyl-L-valyl); VALINOMYCIN; Valinomicin; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Other Insecticides

Description

Shiny solid; [Merck Index] Faintly beige powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Antibiotic made by Streptomyces fulvissimus; Used as insecticide and nematocide; [Merck Index] Not currently registered with the EPA for use as a pesticide in the US; [CAMEO]

Comments

A mild skin irritant; Corrosive to eyes; [eChemPortal: ERMA] Causes tremor and convulsions in lethal dose animal studies; [RTECS]

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

Other CNS Neurotoxin

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