A carbamate compound used as a general purpose insecticide. Carbaryl, sold under the name Sevin, was introduced by Union Carbide in 1958 in the U.S. It is a contact insecticide that works as a reverse cholinesterase inhibitor. It is stable to light and heat and may provide residual effectiveness for up to 4 months. Product information indicates the formulation contain solvents that may stain some materials such as rugs, drapes, and fabrics. The use of carbaryl is restricted in the U.S.
Synonyms and Related Terms
1-naphthyl methylcarbamate; Sevin [Union Carbide]; Arylam; Carylderm; Clinicide; Derbac; Dicarbam; Ravyon; Seffein
Soluble in dimethyl formamide, acetone, cyclohexanone. Insoluble in water.
|Molecular Weight||mol. wt. = 201.2|
Hazards and Safety
Toxic by ingestion, inhalation and skin contact. LD50 = 850 mg/kg (rats)
Combustible. Flash point = 203 C
Carcinogen, teratogen and suspected mutagen. Noncorrosive.
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