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Fluvalinate structure.svg
Systematic (IUPAC) name
[Cyano-(3-phenoxyphenyl)methyl] 2-[2-chloro-4-(trifluoromethyl)anilino]-3-methylbutanoate
Clinical data
AHFS/Drugs.com International Drug Names
102851-06-9 (tau-fluvalinate)
PubChem CID 50516
ChemSpider 45805 N
KEGG C18790 YesY
Chemical data
Formula C26H22ClF3N2O3
502.913 g/mol
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Fluvalinate (trade names include Apistan, Klartan, Minadox) is a synthetic pyrethroid commonly used to control varroa mites in honey bee colonies.

Fluvalinate is a stable, non-volatile, fat-soluble compound. Fluvalinate effectiveness was demonstrated in France and Israel. Although the compound may be found in drones, a study has found honey samples virtually absent of fluvalinate, on account of its affinity to beeswax.[1]

Tau-fluvalinate (τ-fluvalinate) is the trivial name for (2R)-fluvalinate. The C atom in the valinate structure is in D-configuration, while the second chiral atom is a mixture of both R and S.

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  1. ^ A Review of Treatment Options for Control of Varroa Mite in New Zealand http://www.biosecurity.govt.nz/pests-diseases/animals/varroa/paper/varroa-treatment-options.htm#4 MAF Biosecurity New Zealand