A liquid insecticide widely used to control fire ants, silverfish, fleas, ticks, flies, moths, termites, and cockroaches. Diazinon was introduced in 1952. It is an organophosphate type insecticide that works as a cholinesterase inhibitor. Diazinon is used for homes, gardens and pets, but it has harmful effects on birds, bees, and fish.
Synonyms and Related Terms
O,O-diethyl-O(2-isopropyl-6-methyl-4-pyrimidinyl) phosphorothioate; dimpylate, Dianon®; Diazide®; Diazol®; Neocidal®; Sarolex®; Knox-Out; Spectracide
Soluble in petroleum solvents, alcohols and ketones. Slightly soluble in water.
|Molecular Weight||mol. wt. = 304.4|
Hazards and Safety
Toxic by ingestion, inhalation and skin absorption. May discolor organic red dyes.
° L. Zycherman and J.R. Schrock, A Guide to Museum Pest Control, FAIC, Washington, DC, 1988.
° J.Dawson, "Solving Museum Insect Problems: Chemical Control" CCI Technical Bulletin No. 15.
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- The Merck Index, Martha Windholz (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Rahway NJ, 10th edition, 1983 Comment: entry #3043
- Lynda A. Zycherman, J.Richard Schrock, A Guide to Museum Pest Control, FAIC and Association of Systematics Collections, Washington DC, 1988
- J. Dawson, CCI Technical Bulletin, 'Solving Museum Insect Problems: Chemical Control' , Canadian Conservation Institute, Ottawa, No. 15
- Pam Hatchfield, Pollutants in the Museum Environment, Archetype Press, London, 2002
- Website address 1 Comment: conservation termlist : www.hants.org.uk/museums