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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 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



  • Toxic by ingestion and skin absorption.
  • NIH: Information

Physical and Chemical Properties

  • Slightly soluble in water and hexane.
  • Stable to heat and light.
Composition C11H13NO4
CAS 22781-23-3
Melting Point 129-130 C
Molecular Weight mol. wt. = 223.23

Resources and Citations

  • Bendiocarb regulation information: Website
  • Nancy Odegaard, Alyce Sadongei, and associates, Old Poisons, New Problems, Altimira, Walnut Creek, CA, 2005
  • Lynda A. Zycherman, J.Richard Schrock, A Guide to Museum Pest Control, FAIC and Association of Systematics Collections, Washington DC, 1988
  • J. Dawson, CCI Technical Bulletin, 'Solving Museum Insect Problems: Chemical Control' , Canadian Conservation Institute, Ottawa, No. 15
  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  • The Merck Index, Martha Windholz (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Rahway NJ, 10th edition, 1983 Comment: entry 1063
  • Pam Hatchfield, Pollutants in the Museum Environment, Archetype Press, London, 2002

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