[SC Johnson and Sons] A registered trademark for a series of Insecticide containing either Propoxur or a Pyrethrin derivative originally developed by Bayer in 1975. The active ingredients are still manufactured by Bayer but licensed exclusively to SC Johnson. Over 10 formulations are available for extermination and control of household pests such as crickets, roaches, ants, carpenter ants, spiders, silverfish and mosquitoes.
Synonyms and Related Terms
propoxur; PHC; 2-isopropoxyphenyl methylcarbamate; o-IMPC
Toxic by ingestion, inhalation and skin absorption. LD50=90-128 mg/kg
Decomposes to form methyl isocyanate. May stain fabrics, plastics, paper and rubber.
Physical and Chemical Properties
|Molecular Weight||mol. wt. = 209.2|
Resources and Citations
- Baygon: Website
- Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
- Lynda A. Zycherman, J.Richard Schrock, A Guide to Museum Pest Control, FAIC and Association of Systematics Collections, Washington DC, 1988