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Mevinphos E,Z Isomers Formulae V.1.svg
IUPAC name
2-methoxycarbonyl-1-methylvinyl dimethyl phosphate
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PubChem 5355863
Molar mass 224.15 g·mol−1
Appearance Colorless liquid[1]
Density 1.25 g/mL[2]
Boiling point 21 °C (70 °F; 294 K) (E isomer); 6.9 °C (Z isomer)
Vapor pressure 0.003 mmHg (20°C)[2]
Flash point 175 °C; 347 °F; 448 K [2]
Lethal dose or concentration (LD, LC):
3 mg/kg (rat, oral)
4 mg/kg (mouse, oral)
6-7 mg/kg (rat, oral)[3]
14 ppm (rat, 1 hr)[3]
US health exposure limits (NIOSH):
TWA 0.1 mg/m3 [skin][2]
TWA 0.01 ppm (0.1 mg/m3) ST 0.03 ppm (0.3 mg/m3) [skin][2]
4 ppm[2]
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

Mevinphos is an organophosphate insecticide that acts as an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor to control insects in a wide range of crops. It is most commonly used for the control of chewing and sucking insects, as well as spider mites.


Mevinphos is produced by the reaction of trimethyl phosphite with chloroacetoacetate.[1]


  1. ^ a b Muller, Franz, ed. (2000). Agrochemicals: Composition, Production, Toxicology, Applications. Toronto: Wiley-VCH. ISBN 3-527-29852-5. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards #0503". National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). 
  3. ^ a b "Phosdrin". Immediately Dangerous to Life and Health. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). 

External Links[edit]

  • Mevinphos in the Pesticide Properties DataBase (PPDB)