A white crystalline powder used as an insecticide. Methoxychlor was introduced as an insecticide in 1945. It is in the same chemical family as DDT but it is a more potent insecticide that is effective against most insects and their larvae. Methoxychlor has a long residual effect. It is currently restricted in the U.S. and is not available for use in public buildings.
Synonyms and Related Terms
methoxy DDT; DMDT; 2,2-bis(p-methoxyphenol)-1,1,1-trichloroethane; Chemform; Marlate[DuPont]; Moxie
Soluble in ethanol. Insoluble in water.
|Molecular Weight||mol. wt. = 345.65|
Hazards and Safety
Overexposure causes convulsions and liver and kidney damage. Potential carcinogen. Decomposes when heated to produce toxic fumes of chlorides.
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