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Mass spectrum of bendiocarb


A toxic, white, nonvolatile powder that is as a carbamate type insecticide. Bendiocarb works on contact and by ingestion and it is often used for cockroaches. Product information for W Ficam W, indicates that it does not damage paints, plastics, or fabrics, and that it is noncorrosive. Bendiocarb is stable and can provide residual control for months.

Synonyms and Related Terms

2,2-dimethyl-1,3-benzodioxol-4-yl methylcarbamate; Ficam W[Fisons]; Turcam; Niomil; Seedox; Tattoo; Multamat; Garvox; Dycarb



Chemical structure


Other Properties

Slightly soluble in water and hexane. Stable to heat and light.

Composition C11H13NO4
CAS 22781-23-3
Melting Point 129-130
Molecular Weight mol. wt. = 223.23

Hazards and Safety

Toxic by ingestion and skin absorption.


Additional Information

Bendiocarb regulation information: Website J.Dawson "Solving Museum Insect Problems: Chemical Control" CCI Technical Bulletin No. 15.


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  • Richard S. Lewis, Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
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  • Pam Hatchfield, Pam Hatchfield, Pollutants in the Museum Environment, Archetype Press, London, 2002

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