Fenoxycarb

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Description

A carbamate type insect growth regulator. Fenoxycarb mimics a juvenile hormone and prevents larvae from becoming adults. It is used as a fire ant bait and for flea, mosquito, beetle, moth, and cockroach control.

Synonyms and Related Terms

ethyl 2-(4-phenoxyphenoxy)ethylcarbamate; Comply; Insegar; Logic; Pictyl; Torus; Varikill

Other Properties

Soluble in hexane, acetone, chloroform, diethyl ether, methanol

Composition C17H19NO4
CAS 79127-80-3
Melting Point 53-54
Molecular Weight mol. wt. = 301.30

Hazards and Safety

Inhalation, ingestion, and contact may cause slight adverse symptoms in mammals.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • The Merck Index, Martha Windholz (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Rahway NJ, 10th edition, 1983 Comment: entry 4027

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