[Dow AgroSciences] A brand name for an insecticide containing chlorpyrifos, an organophosphate. Dursban is widely used for control of cockroaches, chinch bugs, spiders, mosquitos, and ticks. It has some residual activity.
Synonyms and Related Terms
chlorpyrifos; o,o-diethyl o-(3,5,6-trichloro-2-pyridyl) phosphorothioate; organophosphate; Lorsban; Pyrinex; ENT-27311; Dowco 179
Emuslifiable in water. pH = 4.52 in a 10% solution.
Soluble in most organic solvents.
|Molecular Weight||mol. wt. = 35.39|
Hazards and Safety
Toxic by inhalation, ingestion, and skin contact. Corrosive to copper and brass. Discolors red dyes. May leave deposits on nearby surfaces.
Combustible. Flash point = 115 C Decomposes at 130 C
Dow AgroSciences: MSDS
L. Zycherman, J.R. Schrock, A Guide to Museum Pest Control, FAIC, Washington, DC, 1988.
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- The Merck Index, Susan Budavari (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Whitehouse Station, NJ, 12th Edition, 1996 Comment: entry 2242
- Lynda A. Zycherman, J.Richard Schrock, A Guide to Museum Pest Control, FAIC and Association of Systematics Collections, Washington DC, 1988