A pale brown liquid with a weak garlic odor. Fenthion is an organophosphate insecticide usually used on flying insects, such as flies and mosquitos. It works as a cholinesterase inhibitor.
Synonyms and Related Terms
o,o-dimethyl-o-[3-methyl-4-(methylthio)phenyl] phosphorothioate; Baytex [Mobay]; Entex; Tiguvon [Bayer AG]; Baycid; Bayer 29493; ENT-25540; S-1752; Lebaycid; Mercaptophos; Queletox; Talodex; Tiguvon
Soluble in methanol, ethanol. ether, acetone and many other organic solvents.
Insoluble in water.
|Molecular Weight||mol. wt. = 278.33|
Hazards and Safety
Restricted use. Toxic by ingestion, inhalation, and skin absorption.
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
- The Merck Index, Martha Windholz (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Rahway NJ, 10th edition, 1983 Comment: entry 4044