Tetramethrin (Phthalthrin, (1,3-dioxo-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-isoindol-2-yl)methyl-2,2-dimethyl-3-(2-methylprop-1-enyl)cyclopropane-1-carboxylate, CAS#7696-12-0) is a first-generation synthetic pyrethroid. Tertamethrin is an pesticide with powerful and rapid knockdown action to fly, mosquito and other household pests and expelling action to roach but no lethal effect, in mixture with other lethal pesticides in aerosol and spray against household and livestock pests (fly, mosquito and etc), garden and food storage pests. It is one of most popular household insecticides recommended by WHO.
Tetramethrin is one of popular insecticides recommended by World Health Organization.
It is a potent insecticide with a rapid knowdown to household pests (mosquito, fly) and expelling action to roach but no lethal effect,
in mixture with other insecticides against household pests (mosquito, fly, roach) garden and food-storage pests.
The dosage of active ingredient is recommended as follows:
|Aerosol:||content: 0.1-0.4% in mixture with lethal agent, synergist and emulsifier.|
|Spray:||0.5-4.0mg/m3 with kerosene as solvent|
|EC:||diluted with 20-40 times of water.|
Toxicity and lethal dosage
Package & Transport
Package Size: N.W: 20/24 Kg G.W: 25/29 Kg;
UN Number: 2902
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||331.41 g/mol|
|ATC code||P03BA04, QP53AC13|
|Jmol-3D images||Image 1|
|Appearance||White to ivory crystalline powder|
|Density||1.108 g/cm3 (23 ℃)|
|Melting point||65-70 ℃|
|Boiling point||185-190℃ at 0.1 mmHg|
|Vapour pressue||1.58×10-5mmHg at 25℃|
|Solubility in water||1.83 ppm at 25℃|