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
- 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.