O,O-Diethyl S-[(ethylsulfanyl)methyl] phosphorodithioate
|Molar mass||260.38 g·mol−1|
|Melting point||−43 °C; −45 °F; 230 K |
|Vapor pressure||0.0008 mmHg (20°C)|
|Flash point||160 °C; 320 °F; 433 K (open cup)|
|US health exposure limits (NIOSH):|
|TWA 0.05 mg/m3 ST 0.2 mg/m3 [skin]|
IDLH (Immediate danger)
Except where noted otherwise, data is given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
|what is: / ?)(|
Phorate is an organophosphate used as an insecticide and acaricide. At normal conditions, it is a pale yellow mobile liquid poorly soluble in water but readily soluble in organic solvents. It is relatively stable and hydrolyses only at very acidic or basic conditions. It is very toxic both for target organisms and for mammals including human. It inhibits acetylcholinesterase and pseudocholinesterase.
- "NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards #0502". National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
- Data sheets on pesticides No. 75 – Phorate
- Phorate in the Pesticide Properties DataBase (PPDB)