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[Mobay] A brand name for an insecticide composed of fenthion. Fenthion is an organophosphate compound.

Synonyms and Related Terms

fenthion; o,o-dimethyl-o-[3-methyl-4-(methylthio)phenyl] phosphorothioate;

Other Properties

Soluble in methanol, ethanol. ether, acetone and many other organic solvents.

Insoluble in water.

Composition C10H15O3PS2
CAS 55-38-9
Density 1.250
Molecular Weight mol. wt. = 278.33
Refractive Index 1.5698

Hazards and Safety

Restricted use. Toxic by ingestion, inhalation, and skin absorption.

LINK: International Chemical Safety Card

Additional Information

Specimen label: link

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  • MSDS Sheet Comment:

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