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CAS number 112410-23-8
PubChem 91773
ChemSpider 82870
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Molecular formula C22H28N2O2
Molar mass 352.47 g mol−1
Melting point 191-191.5 °C[1]
Solubility in water 0.83 mg/L[1]
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Tebufenozide is an insecticide that acts as a molting hormone. It is an agonist of ecdysone that causes premature molting in larvae. It is primarily used against caterpillar pests.[2]

Because it has high selectivity for the targeted pests and low toxicity otherwise, the company that discovered tebufenozide, Rohm and Haas, was given a Presidential Green Chemistry Award for its development.[2]


  1. ^ a b Tebufenozide, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  2. ^ a b Carlson, Glenn R. (2000). "Tebufenozide: A Novel Caterpillar Control Agent with Unusually High Target Selectivity". Green Chemical Syntheses and Processes. ACS Symposium Series 767. p. 8. doi:10.1021/bk-2000-0767.ch002. ISBN 0-8412-3678-X.