Diflubenzuron

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Diflubenzuron
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Names
IUPAC name
N-[(4-Chlorophenyl)carbamoyl]-2,6-difluorobenzamide
Other names
Dimilin
Identifiers
ATCvet code QP53BC02
35367-38-5 YesY
ChEBI CHEBI:34703 YesY
ChEMBL ChEMBL49338 YesY
ChemSpider 34065 YesY
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KEGG C14427 YesY
PubChem 37123
UNII J76U6ZSI8D YesY
Properties[1]
C14H9ClF2N2O2
Molar mass 310.68 g·mol−1
0.08 mg/L
Solubility in other solvents DMSO: 12 g/100 g
Acetone 0.615 g/100 g
Methanol: 0.09 g/100 g
Except where noted otherwise, data is given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Infobox references

Diflubenzuron is a benzoylurea-type insecticide of the benzamide class. It is used in forest management and on field crops to selectively control insect pests, particularly forest tent caterpillar moths, boll weevils, gypsy moths, and other types of moths.[1] The mechanism of action of diflubenzuron involves inhibiting the production of chitin which is used by an insect to build its exoskeleton.[1]

Environmental toxicity[edit]

One of the metabolites of diflubenzuron, 4-chloroaniline, has been classified by the United States Environmental Protection Agency as a probable human carcinogen.[2]

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