Agent Name

(Z)-9-Tricosene

Alternative Name

Muscalure

CAS Number

27519-02-4

Formula

C23-H46

Major Category

Pesticides

Synonyms

Muscamone; 9-Tricosene, (9Z)-; 9-Tricosene, (Z)-; cis-Tricos-9-ene; Muscalure [ChemIDplus] cis-9-Tricosene; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Category

Insect Attractants

Description

Colorless liquid; Formulated in bait stations, traps, sticks, belts, granulars, and crystals; [Reference #1] Colorless liquid; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Insect attractant (sex pheromone) of the female house fly; [Merck Index] Used to control house, stable, and blow flies in food/feed handling facilities, livestock premises, and residential areas; [Reference #1]

Comments

A mild skin and eye irritant in rabbits; A moderate skin sensitizer in one study, but no sensitization observed in another; No significant treatment-related toxicity observed in acute studies; [Reference #1] May cause irritation; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Reference Link

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Exposure Assessment
Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) > 5,000 mg/m3

Explanatory Notes

VP = 3.53 E-5 mm Hg at 27 deg C; [ChemIDplus]

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