2.5%EC Rotenone Insecticide organic pesticides 83-79-4 , Light yellow powder
Rotenone is a selective, non-specific insecticide with some acaricidal properties. Rotenone is used in home gardens for insect control, for lice and tick control on pets and for fish eradications as part of water body management. The use of the pesticide for control of fish and in cranberries is restricted by the Environmental Protection Agency.
Rotenone is a rotenoid plant extract obtained from such species as barbasco, cub, haiari, nekoe, and timbo. These plants are members of the pea (Leguminosae) family. Rotenone containing extracts are taken from the roots, seeds and leaves of the various plants. Rotenone is generally classified as a botanical insecticide.
Rotenone is a general use pesticide.
Product name: Rotenone 2.5%EC
Pesticide category: Insecticide
CAS NO.: 83-79-4
Appearance (TC): Light yellow powder
Appearance (2.5%EC): Light yellow liquid
Brand name: Greenriver/ as per customers request.
Biochemistry Respiratory inhibitor acting by inhibiting electron transport at NADH-ubiquinone oxidoreductase (complex I). Selectivity appears to originate from different rates of detoxification.
Mode of action Selective non-systemic insecticide with contact and stomach action. Secondary
acaricidal activity. Uses Now used mainly to control fish populations in fish management; applied
at 0.005-0.250 ppm. Formulation types DP; EC; WP. Compatibility Not compatible with alkaline
substances. Selected products: 'Chem Sect' (Tifa); 'Cube root' (Tifa); 'Prenfish' (Prentiss); 'Vironone' (Vipesco); mixtures: 'Synpren fish' (+ piperonyl butoxide) (Prentiss)
Form Orthorhombic crystals.
M.p. 163 °C; 181 °C (dimorphic)
V.p. <1 mPa (20 °C)
KOW logP = 4.16
S.g./density 0.67 (fluffed), 0.78 (packed)
Solubility In water 0.142 mg/ml (20 °C). Readily soluble in acetone, carbon disulfide, ethyl acetate and chloroform. Less readily soluble in diethyl ether, alcohols, petroleum ether and carbon tetrachloride. Crystallises from some solvents with the formation of solvates (H. A. Jones, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1931, 33,2738).
Stability Decomposes on exposure to light and air. Racemised by alkalis to less insecticidal compounds, more rapidly in certain solvents. Extracts from derris roots can be stabilised with phosphoric acid. Specific rotation [a]D20 -231?(benzene)
|Mode of Action||Selective non-systemic insecticide with contact and stomach action. Secondary acaricidal activity.|
Oral Acute oral LD50 for white rats 132-1500, white mice 350 mg/kg.
Skin and eye Acute percutaneous LD50 for rabbits >5.0 g/kg. Inhalation LC50 for male rats 0.0235, female rats 0.0194 mg/l.
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