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[Bayer (Mobay)] A former brand name for an Insecticide composed of Fenthion. Fenthion is an organophosphate compound. Baytex is no longer produced

Synonyms and Related Terms

fenthion; o,o-dimethyl-o-[3-methyl-4-(methylthio)phenyl] phosphorothioate;


  • Restricted use.
  • Toxic by ingestion, inhalation, and skin absorption.
  • Bayer: Batex 550

Physical and Chemical Properties

  • Soluble in methanol, ethanol. ether, acetone and many other organic solvents.
  • Insoluble in water.
Composition C10H15O3PS2
CAS 55-38-9
Density 1.250 g/ml
Molecular Weight mol. wt. = 278.33
Refractive Index 1.5698

Resources and Citations

  • Specimen label: link
  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  • MSDS Sheet Comment: