Pyrinuron

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Pyrinuron
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Names
IUPAC name
3-(4-Nitrophenyl)-1-(pyridin-3-ylmethyl)urea
Other names
Pyriminil
Vacor
Identifiers
53558-25-1
ChemSpider 37276 YesY
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PubChem 40813
Properties
C13H12N4O3
Molar mass 272.26 g·mol−1
Hazards
Main hazards Toxic
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Infobox references

Pyrinuron (Pyriminil, Vacor) is a chemical compound formerly used as a rodenticide.[1] Commercial distribution was voluntarily suspended in 1979 and it is not approved by the Environmental Protection Agency for use in the United States.[2] If it is ingested by humans in high doses, it may selectively destroy insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas causing type 1 diabetes.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vogel, R. P. (1982). "Poisoning with Vacor Rodenticide". Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine 106 (3): 153. PMID 6895844. 
  2. ^ a b "Pyriminil". Pyriminil. U.S. National Library of Medicine.