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An organophosphorus pesticide used on many food crops. Acephate is produced as a soluble powder and typically supplied as a spray. It is also used for interior applicastion to kill moths, larvae, and roaches.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Orthene; Asataf; Pillarthene; Kitron; Ortho 12420; Chrevron RE 12420

Physical and Chemical Properties

Composition C4H10NO3PS
CAS 30560-19-1


  • Exposure may results in skin and eye irritation.
  • Forms toxic fumes when heated to decomposition.
  • LD50 for mammals =500-5000 mg/kg. It is considered toxic for birds and bees.