Agent Name

Deltamethrin

CAS Number

52918-63-5

Formula

C22-H19-Br2-N-O3

Major Category

Pesticides

Synonyms

(1R-(1alpha(S*),3alpha))-Cyano(3-phenoxyphenyl)methyl 3-(2,2-dibromoethenyl)-2,2-dimethylcyclopropanecarboxylate; (S)-alpha-Cyano-3-phenoxybenzyl (1R)-cis-3-(2,2-dibromovinyl)-2,2-dimethylcyclopropanecarboxylate; (S)-alpha-Cyano-3-phenoxybenzyl (1R,3R)-3-(2,2-dibromovinyl)-2,2-dimethyl-cyclopropan-1-carboxylate; (S)-alpha-Cyano-3-phenoxybenzyl (1R,3S)-3-(2,2-dibromovinyl)-2,2-dimethylcyclopropanecarboxylate; (S)-alpha-Cyano-3-phenoxybenzyl-(1R)-cis-3-(2,2-dibromovinyl)-2,2-dimethyl-cyclopropane carboxyate; 3-(2,2-Dibromoethenyl)-2,2-dimethylcyclopropanecarboxylic acid, cyano(3-phenoxy-phenyl)-, methyl ester; Butoss; Butox; Cislin; Crackdown; Decamethrin; Decamethrine; Decis; Decis 0.5ULV; Decis 1.5ULV; Decis 2.5ULV; Dekametrin (Hungarian); DeltaGard; Deltacide; Deltagran; Deltamethrine; Deltamethrine [ISO-French]; Deltametryna [Polish]; Esbecythrin; FMC 45498; Glossinex 200; IPO 8831; K-Obiol; K-Othrin; K-Othrine; NRDC 161; New Musigie; OMS 1988; Phagase 1; RU 22974; RUP 987; Stricker; Suspend; Zodiac; Zorcis; Cyclopropanecarboxylic acid, 3-(2,2-dibromoethenyl)-2,2-dimethyl-, (S)-cyano(3-phenoxyphenyl)methyl ester, (1R,3R)-; Cyclopropanecarboxylic acid, 3-(2,2-dibromoethenyl)-2,2-dimethyl-, cyano(3-phenoxyphenyl)methyl ester, (1R-(1-alpha(S*),3-alpha))-; [ChemIDplus] UN3349

Category

Pyrethrins/Pyrethroids

Description

Odorless, colorless to white or slightly beige solid; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used as an insecticide in a wide range of crops; Also used to control household flying and crawling insects, as a wood preservative, and as an animal ectoparasiticide; [HSDB]

Comments

A skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; May cause facial sensation of tingling, itching, or burning; [ICSC] A severe irritant; Can be absorbed through skin; May cause skin and respiratory sensitization after prolonged contact; Effects in high-dose animal studies include convulsions; [MSDSonline] See "Cypermethrin."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.5E-8 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 785 mg/m3/2h

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Pyrethroid pesticide, solid, toxic."

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

Other CNS Neurotoxin

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

IARC Carcinogen

Not Classifiable

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