Piperonyl Butoxide (PBO, Butacide, Butocide, '5-[2-(2-butoxyethoxy)ethoxymethyl]-6-propyl-1,3-benzodioxole', CAS#51-03-6) is an organic compound used as pesticide synergist, especially for pyrethrins, pyrethroids, and rotenone. It does not by itself have pesticidal properties. However, when added to insecticide mixtures, typically pyrethrins, pyrethroid, and carbamate insecticides, their potency is increased considerably. It is a semisynthetic derivative of safrole.
Piperonyl butoxide is a potent inhibitor of cytochrome P450 enzymes, which detoxify insecticides for many pests. Therefore, inhibiting the P450s allows higher unmetabolised systemic concentrations of the insecticide (such as pyrethroid) to remain within the target animal for a longer period.
Package & Transport
Package Size: N.W: 20/25 Kg G.W: 24/29 Kg;
UN Number: 3352
Hazard Class: 6.1
1. Avoid mixture with food and forage, and avoid reach of children.
2. Use respirator and glove when handling, clean completely with soap and water when splashed into skin.
3. Destroy and bury waste drum or dip it into alkali liquid for several days for recycling uses.
4. Storage in dry, cold area and avoid light.
|Molar Mass||338.44 g/mol|
|Jmol-3D images||Image 1|
|Appearance||Yellow to light brown liquid with mild odour|
|Density||1.05 g/cm3 (25 ℃)|
|Melting point||<25 ℃|
|Boiling point||180℃ at 1 mmHg|
|Vapour pressure||2.6×10-7mmHg at 25℃|
|Solubility in water||14.3 mg/l at 25℃|