Bifenthrin (Biphenthrin, (2-Methyl-3-phenylphenyl)methyl-(1S,3S)-3-[(Z)-2-chloro-3,3,3-trifluoroprop-1-enyl]-2,2-dimethylcyclopropane-1-carboxylate, CAS#82657-04-3) is a pyrethroid insecticide used primarily against the red imported fire ant by influencing its nerve system. It has a high toxicity to aquatic organisms. Although it is listed as a restricted use chemical in the United States, it is allowed to be sold for daily use, provided that the product sold has a low concentration of bifenthrin. Currently there is no known treatment.
On a large scale bifenthrin is often used against red imported fire ants. It is also effective against aphids, worms, ants, gnats, moths, beetles, grasshoppers, mites, midges, spiders, ticks, yellow jackets, maggots, thrips, caterpillars, flies and fleas. It is mostly used in orchards, nurseries and homes. In the agricultural sector, it is used in great amounts on certain crops, like corn. About 70% of all hops and raspberries cultured in the United States are treated with bifenthrin. Bifenthrin is very toxic to many insects, fish and other aquatic animals. It is only slightly toxic to mammals and not at all toxic to plants. Even though it does not have a large toxicological risk towards mammals or birds, bifenthrin is able to accumulate in food, and therefore might be dangerous to mammals or birds in some scenarios.
Package & Transport
Package Size: N.W: 20/24 Kg G.W: 25/29 Kg;
UN Number: 3349
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||422.87 g/mol|
(2-methyl-[1,1-biphenyl]-3-yl)-methyl-3-(2-chloro-3,3,3 -trifluoro -1-propenyl)-2,2-dimethyl cyclopropanecarboxylate
|DOT Number||UN 3349|
|Jmol-3D images||Image 1, Image 2|
|Appearance||Crystalline or waxy solid|
|Density||1.21 g/cm3 (25 ℃)|
|Melting point||51-56 ℃|
|Boiling point||453.16 ℃|
|Vapour pressure||2.4×10-5Pa at 20℃|
|Solubility in water||0.1 mg/L|