Phosmet

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Phosmet[1]
Skeletal formula
Ball-and-stick model
Names
IUPAC name
2-(Dimethoxyphosphinothioylthiomethyl)isoindoline-1,3-dione
Other names
Fosmet
Decemthion
Imidathion
Phthalophos
Identifiers
ATCvet code QP53AF06
QP53BB03
732-11-6 YesY
ChEBI CHEBI:38786 YesY
ChemSpider 12367 YesY
Jmol-3D images Image
KEGG C18756 YesY
PubChem 12901
UNII VN04LI540Y YesY
Properties
C11H12NO4PS2
Molar mass 317.32 g·mol−1
Appearance White to off-white crystals
Density 1.03 g/cm³
Melting point 72 °C (162 °F; 345 K)
Boiling point Decomposes at >100 °C
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Infobox references

Phosmet is a phthalimide-derived, non-systemic, organophosphate insecticide used on plants and animals. It is mainly used on apple trees for control of codling moth, though it is also used on a wide range of fruit crops, ornamentals, and vines for the control of aphids, suckers, mites, and fruit flies.[2]

Safety[edit]

Phosmet is on the US Emergency Planning List of Extremely Hazardous Substances. It is highly toxic to bees.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Phosmet Safety Card". Retrieved 2006-08-06. 
  2. ^ a b "Toxicology of Phosmet" (WEBPAGE). Retrieved 2006-08-06. 

External Links[edit]

  • Phosmet in the Pesticide Properties DataBase (PPDB)