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IUPAC name
2,3,5,6-Tetrafluoro-4-(methoxymethyl)benzyl 2,2-dimethyl-3-(prop-1-en-1-yl)cyclopropanecarboxylate
3D model (JSmol)
ECHA InfoCard 100.213.669
Molar mass 360.349 g·mol−1
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Metofluthrin is a pyrethroid used as an insect repellent.[1] The vapors of metofluthrin are highly effective and capable of repelling up to 97% of mosquitoes in field tests.[2] Metofluthrin is used in a variety of consumer products, called emanators, for indoor and outdoor use.[3][4] These products produce a vapor that protects an individual or area. Effectiveness is reduced by air movement. Metofluthrin is neurotoxic, and is not meant to be applied directly to human skin.[5]

Although metofluthrin has insecticidal properties against the sand fly, Phlebotomus sergenti, it is not an effective repellent of this insect.[6]

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  1. ^ Metofluthrin: novel pyrethroid insecticide and innovative mosquito control agent (2007). "Metofluthrin: Novel Pyrethroid Insecticide and Innovative Mosquito Control Agent". Pesticide Chemistry: 149–158. doi:10.1002/9783527611249.ch16. ISBN 978-3-527-61124-9.
  2. ^ Lucas, JR; Shono, Y; Iwasaki, T; Ishiwatari, T; Spero, N; Benzon, G (2007). "U.S. Laboratory and field trials of metofluthrin (SumiOne) emanators for reducing mosquito biting outdoors". Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association. 23 (1): 47–54. doi:10.2987/8756-971x(2007)23[47:ulafto];2. PMID 17536367.
  3. ^ Active Ingredient: Metofluthrin, California Department of Pesticide Regulation Public Report 2007-6
  4. ^ Registration of OFF! Insect Repellent Fan
  5. ^ Metofluthrin pesticide fact sheet, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  6. ^ Zollner, G; Orshan, L (2011). "Evaluation of a metofluthrin fan vaporizer device against phlebotomine sand flies (Diptera: Psychodidae) in a cutaneous leishmaniasis focus in the Judean Desert, Israel". Journal of Vector Ecology. 36 Suppl 1: S157–65. doi:10.1111/j.1948-7134.2011.00126.x. PMID 21366769.

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