A non-US trademark for a light brown, solid insecticide. Ronnel is an organophosphate compound that works as a cholinesterase inhibitor. It has been used on livestock and dogs to kill fleas, ticks, and flies. Ronnel was formerly used in household formulations for cockroaches, termites, and ants. The crystalline powder was patented by Bayer in 1948.
Synonyms and Related Terms
phosphorothioic acid; O,O-dimethyl-O-(2,4,5 trichlorophenyl)phosphorothioate; fenchlorophos; fenchlorphos; dimethyl trichlorophenyl thiophosphate; trichlormetaphos
Soluble in most organic solvents. Insoluble in water.
|Molecular Weight||mol. wt. = 321.57|
Hazards and Safety
Toxic by ingestion and inhalation. Skin contact causes irritation.
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
- Pam Hatchfield, Pollutants in the Museum Environment, Archetype Press, London, 2002
- The Merck Index, Martha Windholz (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Rahway NJ, 10th edition, 1983 Comment: entry 8415
- The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998
- Website address 1 Comment: Spectrum Laboratory - Chemical Fact sheet at http://www.speclab.com/compound/c299843.htm