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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
  
A synthetic pyrethroid [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=insecticide insecticide]. Permethrin is stable to light. Compared to other insecticides, [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=pyrethrin pyrethrins] have low toxicity to mammals. They break down fairly rapidly at leave no harmful residues. Permethrin is used for ticks, flies, bees, lice, and [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=spider spiders].  Some insect repellents also contain permethrin.
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A synthetic pyrethroid [[insecticide|insecticide]]. Permethrin is stable to light. Compared to other insecticides, [[pyrethrin|pyrethrins]] have low toxicity to mammals. They break down fairly rapidly at leave no harmful residues. Permethrin is used for ticks, flies, bees, lice, and [[spider|spiders]].  Some insect repellents also contain permethrin.
  
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
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[(3-phenoxyphenyl)methyl-3-(2,2-dichlorovinyl)-2,2-dimethylcyclopropanecarboxylate]; Constrain; Nix; Ambush; Eksmin; Talcord; 3-phenoxybenzyl (1RS)-cis-trans-3-(2,2-dichlorovinyl)-2,2-dimethylcyclopropanecarboxylate
 
[(3-phenoxyphenyl)methyl-3-(2,2-dichlorovinyl)-2,2-dimethylcyclopropanecarboxylate]; Constrain; Nix; Ambush; Eksmin; Talcord; 3-phenoxybenzyl (1RS)-cis-trans-3-(2,2-dichlorovinyl)-2,2-dimethylcyclopropanecarboxylate
  
== Other Properties ==
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== Risks ==
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* Mildly irritating to skins and eyes.
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* Highly toxic to cats
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* EChemi: [https://www.echemi.com/sds/permethrin-pd20170410081830866.html SDS]
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==Physical and Chemical Properties==
  
 
Soluble in most organic solvents. Insoluble in water.
 
Soluble in most organic solvents. Insoluble in water.
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== Hazards and Safety ==
 
 
Mildly irritating to skins and eyes. 
 
 
[http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/ipcsneng/neng0312.html International Chemical Safety Card]
 
  
== Sources Checked for Data in Record ==
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==Resources and Citations==
  
 
* Richard S. Lewis, ''Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary'', Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
 
* Richard S. Lewis, ''Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary'', Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
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* ''The Merck Index'', Martha Windholz (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Rahway NJ, 10th edition, 1983  Comment: entry 7321
 
* ''The Merck Index'', Martha Windholz (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Rahway NJ, 10th edition, 1983  Comment: entry 7321
  
* Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, at http://www.wikipedia.com  Comment: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Permethrin (Accessed Mar. 20, 2006)
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* Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Permethrin (Accessed Mar. 20, 2006)
  
  
  
 
[[Category:Materials database]]
 
[[Category:Materials database]]

Latest revision as of 15:19, 20 September 2022

Description

A synthetic pyrethroid Insecticide. Permethrin is stable to light. Compared to other insecticides, pyrethrins have low toxicity to mammals. They break down fairly rapidly at leave no harmful residues. Permethrin is used for ticks, flies, bees, lice, and spiders. Some insect repellents also contain permethrin.

Synonyms and Related Terms

[(3-phenoxyphenyl)methyl-3-(2,2-dichlorovinyl)-2,2-dimethylcyclopropanecarboxylate]; Constrain; Nix; Ambush; Eksmin; Talcord; 3-phenoxybenzyl (1RS)-cis-trans-3-(2,2-dichlorovinyl)-2,2-dimethylcyclopropanecarboxylate

Risks

  • Mildly irritating to skins and eyes.
  • Highly toxic to cats
  • EChemi: SDS

Physical and Chemical Properties

Soluble in most organic solvents. Insoluble in water.

Composition C21H20Cl2O3
CAS 52645-53-1
Melting Point 35 C
Density 1.190-1.272 g/ml
Molecular Weight mol. wt. = 391.3
Boiling Point 200 C


Resources and Citations

  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  • Marie Svoboda, Conservation Survey Index, unpublished, 1997
  • The Merck Index, Martha Windholz (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Rahway NJ, 10th edition, 1983 Comment: entry 7321

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