|Jmol-3D images||Image 1|
|Molar mass||162.21 g mol−1|
|Solubility in water||58 g/L|
| (what is: / ?)
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
Methomyl is a carbamate insecticide. It was introduced in 1966, but its use is restricted because of its high toxicity to humans. Its current primary use is on alfalfa for forage. The EU and UK have imposed these restrictions by allowing a maximum pesticide residue limit of 0.02 mg/kg for apples and oranges. 0.02 mg/kg is the limit of detection.
It has been found in residues on vegetables and spices in Thailand exceeding safety standards in 2012, due to not being listed on the Dangerous Substances Act, along with carbofuran, dicrotophos and EPN.
First preparing ester
Second preparing oxim from ester
Third preparing product from isocyanate and oxim.
- Merck Index, 11th Edition, 5905
- Methomyl at Extension Toxicology Network
- Methomyl at PAN Pesticide Database
- "Cancer-causing chemical residues found in vegetables". Bangkok Post. 12/07/2012.
- Conservation Warden Warns: Fly bait to control wild animals – illegal and a bad idea (Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources)
- Farm stores promoted poisoning raccoons, state chemist says