White, odorless crystalline powder. Propoxur is a carbamate Insecticide commonly used to kill cockroaches. It is also used in flea and tick collars. Propoxur is fast acting and has a good residual effect (5 days).
Synonyms and Related Terms
PHC; o-isopropoxy phenyl methyl carbamate; Baygon [Mobay]; Raid®; Blattanex; Bolfo; Invisi-Gard; Isocarb; o-IMPC; Propyon; Rhoden; Sendran; Suncide; Tendex; Tugon Fliegenkugel; Unden; Undene
Soluble in most polar solvent. Slight soluble in water. Unstable in alkaline media.
|Molecular Weight||mol. wt. = 209.2|
Hazards and Safety
Toxic by ingestion, inhalation and skin absorption. LD50=90-128 mg/kg
Decomposes to form methyl isocyanate. May stain fabrics, plastics, paper and rubber.
J.Dawson, "Solving Museum Insect Problems: Chemical Control" CCI Technical Bulletin No. 15.
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 8022
- Lynda A. Zycherman, J.Richard Schrock, A Guide to Museum Pest Control, FAIC and Association of Systematics Collections, Washington DC, 1988
- G.Caneva, M.P.Nugari, O.Salvadori, Biology in the Conservation of Works of Art, ICCROM, Rome, 1991
- 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