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methoprene (Ref: OMS 1697)
** SAN 800 ** ZR-515 ** Translations

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GENERAL INFORMATION Click here for an explantaion of the general chemical status information
for methoprene

Description: A general purpose insect growth regulator used to control a range of pests including

Example pests controlled: Diptera, Hymenoptera, Lepidoptera and Coleoptera such as fleas, moths, mosquitoes and beetles

Example applications: Livestock pest control; Pest control on domestic pets; Food storage

Efficacy & activity: -

Availability status: Current

Introduction & key dates: 1975, USA

EC Regulation 1107/2009 (repealing 91/414):
Status Not approved
Dossier rapporteur/co-rapporteur Sweden
Date inclusion expires Expired
EU Candidate for substitution (CfS) -
Listed in EU database Yes

Approved for use () or known to be used () in the following European countries: Click to access a note on the approvals information on this site

AT

BE

BG

CY

CZ

DE

DK

EE

EL

ES

FI

FR

HR

HU

IE

IT

LT

LU

LV

MT

NL

PL

PT

RO

SE

SI

SK

UK

Also used in: Australia

Chemical structure: Click here for further information on the general chemical status information used on this site
Isomerism A chiral molecule existing as the R-form (cis) and the S-form (trans). The technical substance is an isomeric mixture but it is the S-form which is more biologically active.
Chemical formula C19H34O3
Canonical SMILES CC(C)OC(=O)C=C(C)C=CCC(C)CCCC(C)(C)OC
Isomeric SMILES CC(C)OC(=O)/C=C(\C)/C=C/CC(C)CCCC(C)(C)OC
International Chemical Identifier key (InChIKey) NFGXHKASABOEEW-LDRANXPESA-N
International Chemical Identifier (InChI) InChI=1S/C19H34O3/c1-15(2)22-18(20)14-17(4)11-8-10-16(3)12-9-13-19(5,6)21-7/h8,11,14-16H,9-10,12-13H2,1-7H3/b11-8+,17-14+
Structure diagram/image available? Yes

General status: Click here for further information on the general chemical status information used on this site
Pesticide type Insecticide, Veterinary substance
Substance group Juvenile hormone mimic (terpene)
Minimum active substance purity -
Known relevant impurities -
Substance origin Synthetic
Mode of action Contact and stomach action, acts by mimicing the action of the juvenile hormone keeping the insect in an immature state
CAS RN 40596-69-8
EC number 254-993-2
CIPAC number 414
US EPA chemical code 105401
PubChem CID 5366546
Molecular mass (g mol-1) 310.47
PIN (Preferred Identification Name) -
IUPAC name isopropyl (E,E)-(RS)-11-methoxy-3,7,11-trimethyldodeca-2,4-dienoate
CAS name (E,E)-1-methylethyl (2E,4E)-11-methoxy-3,7,11-trimethyl-2,4-dodecadienoate
Other status information -
Relevant Environmental Water Quality Standards -
Herbicide Resistance Classification (HRAC) Not applicable
Herbicide Resistance Classification (WSSA) Not applicable
Insecticide Resistance Classification (IRAC) 7A
Fungicide Resistance Classification (FRAC) Not applicable
Examples of recorded resistance Culex pipiens pipiens
Drosophila melanogaster
Ochlerotatus nigromaculis
Physical state Yellow to amber coloured liquid
Related substances & organisms -

Formulations:
Property Click here for information on the general product and branding information used on this site Value
Example manufacturers & suppliers of products using this active now or historically
  • Wellmark
  • Sandoz
Example products using this active
  • Altosid
  • Dianex
  • Kabat
  • Manta
  • Precor
  • Minex
UK LERAP status No UK approval for use as a pesticide under EC Regulation 1107/2009
Formulation and application details Usually supplied as an emulsifiable concentrate, suspension concentrate, briquettes or bait.


ENVIRONMENTAL FATE

for methoprene

Property Click here for information on the parameters used to describe environmental fate on this site Value Source/Quality Score/Other Information Click here for information on the primary data sources used to populate this database with fate data Interpretation Click here for information on the way in which we interpret environmental fate data
Solubility - In water at 20oC (mg l-1) 0.52 B5 Low
Solubility - In organic solvents at 20oC (mg l-1) - - -
Melting point (oC) - - -
Boiling point (oC) - - -
Degradation point (oC) - - -
Flashpoint (oC) 136 L3 - (closed cup) -
Octanol-water partition coefficient at pH 7, 20oC P 1.00 X 1005 Calculated -
Log P 5 B5 High
Bulk density (g ml-1)/Specific gravity 0.92 L3 -
Dissociation constant (pKa) at 25oC - - -
Note:
Vapour pressure at 20oC (mPa) 3.16 B5 Low volatility
Henry's law constant at 25oC (Pa m3 mol-1) 0.886 L3 Moderately volatile
GUS leaching potential index Click here for a note on the limitations of the GUS index 0.60 Calculated Low leachability
SCI-GROW groundwater index (μg l-1) for a 1 kg ha-1 or 1 l ha-1 application rate Click here for a note on the limitations of the SCI-GROW index Value 9.19 X 10-03 Calculated -
Note -
Potential for particle bound transport index Click here for a note on the limitations of the potential for particle bound transport index - Calculated Medium
Maximum UV-vis absorption L mol-1 cm-1 - - -
Surface tension (mN m-1) - - -

Degradation:
Property Click here for information on the parameters used to describe substance degradation Value Source/Quality Score/Other Information Click here for information on the primary data sources used to populate this database with degradation data Interpretation Click here for information on the way in which we interpret substance degradation data
General biodegradability -
Soil degradation (days) (aerobic) DT50 (typical) 10 B3 Non-persistent
DT50 (lab at 20oC) - - -
DT50 (field) 10 B3 Non-persistent
DT90 (lab at 20oC) - - -
DT90 (field) - - -
DT50 modelling endpoint - - -
Note: -
Dissipation rate RL50 on plant matrix Value - - -
Note -
Dissipation rate RL50 on and in plant matrix Value 1.4 R4 -
Note Published literature RL50 range 0.5-2.4 days, 2 field crops, various matrices, n=2
Aqueous photolysis DT50 (days) at pH 7 Value 1 B5 Moderately fast
Note -
Aqueous hydrolysis DT50 (days) at 20oC and pH 7 Value Stable B5 -
Note -
Water-sediment DT50 (days) - - -
Water phase only DT50 (days) - - -

Soil adsorption and mobility:
Property Click here for information on the parameters used to describe substance adsorption and mobility Value Source/Quality Score/Other Information Click here for information on the primary data sources used to populate this database with adsorption and mobility data Interpretation Click here for information on the way in which we interpret substance adsorption and mobility
Linear Kd - US3 Slightly mobile
Koc 2535
Notes and range -
Freundlich Kf - - -
Kfoc -
1/n -
Notes and range -
pH sensitivity -

Other known metabolites:
Metabolite name and reference Aliases Formation medium / Rate Estimated maximum occurrence fraction Metabolising enzymes
7-methoxycitronellic acid - Water (Aerobic) - -


ECOTOXICOLOGY

for methoprene

Property Click here for information on the parameters used to describe substance ecotoxicology Value Source/Quality Score/Other Information Click here for information on the primary data sources used to populate this database with ecotoxicology data Interpretation Click here for information on the way in which we interpret substance ecotoxicology
Bio-concentration factor BCF (l kg-1) 3400 R4 Edible Threshold for concern
CT50 (days) Not available -
Mammals - Acute oral LD50 (mg kg-1) > 34600 B5 Rat Low
Mammals - Short term dietary NOEL (mg kg-1) - L2 Rat, 2 year -
(ppm diet) 5000 -
Birds - Acute LD50 (mg kg-1) 2250 B5 Anas platyrhynchos Low
Birds - Short term dietary (LC50/LD50) - - -
Fish - Acute 96 hour LC50 (mg l-1) 0.76 B5 Oncorhynchus mykiss Moderate
Fish - Chronic 21 day NOEC (mg l-1) - - -
Aquatic invertebrates - Acute 48 hour EC50 (mg l-1) 0.089 B5 Daphnia magna High
Aquatic invertebrates - Chronic 21 day NOEC (mg l-1) 0.051 F3 Daphnia magna, LOEC Moderate
Aquatic crustaceans - Acute 96 hour LC50 (mg l-1) 0.106 F3 Americamysis bahia Moderate
Sediment dwelling organisms - Acute 96 hour LC50 (mg l-1) - - -
Sediment dwelling organisms - Chronic 28 day NOEC, static, water (mg l-1) - - -
Sediment dwelling organisms - Chronic 28 day NOEC, sediment (mg kg-1) - - -
Aquatic plants - Acute 7 day EC50, biomass (mg l-1) - - -
Non-target plants - - -
- - -
Algae - Acute 72 hour EC50, growth (mg l-1) 1.33 L3 Scenedemus subspicatus Moderate
Algae - Chronic 96 hour NOEC, growth (mg l-1) - - -
Honeybees Contact acute 48 hour LD50 (μg bee-1) - - -
Oral acute 48 hour LD50 (μg bee-1) - - -
Unknown mode acute 48 hour LD50 (μg bee-1) 2.0 Q2 Moderate
Earthworms - Acute 14 day LC50 (mg kg-1) - - -
Earthworms - Chronic 14 day NOEC, reproduction (mg kg-1) - - -
Other soil macro-organisms - e.g. Collembola LR50 / EC50 / NOEC / % Effect 178 R4 Folsomia candida, NOEC: 130 mg kg-1 -
Other arthropod (1) LR50 g ha-1 - - -
% Effect - - -
Other arthropod (2) LR50 g ha-1 - - -
% Effect - - -
Soil micro-organisms - - -
Mesocosm study data NOEAEC mg l-1 - - -
NOEAEC mg l-1 - - -


HUMAN HEALTH AND PROTECTION

for methoprene

General:
Property Click here for information on the parameters used to describe human health and protection issues Value Source/Quality Score/Other Information Click here for information on the primary data sources used to populate this database with human health and protection data Interpretation Click here for information on the way in which we interpret human health and protection data
Threshold of Toxicological Concern (Cramer Class) Click here for a note on the limitations of the Cramer class High (class III) - -
Mammals - Acute oral LD50 (mg kg-1) > 34600 B5 Rat Low
Mammals - Dermal LD50 (mg kg-1 body weight) > 2000 L3 Rabbit -
Mammals - Inhalation LC50 (mg l-1) 210 L3 Rat -
Other Mammal toxicity endpoints - -
ADI - Acceptable Daily Intake (mg kg-1bw day-1) 0.09 JMPR 1987 -
ARfD - Acute Reference Dose (mg kg-1bw day-1) None allocated JMPR 2001 -
AAOEL - Acute Acceptable Operator Exposure Level (mg kg-1 bw day-1) - - -
AOEL - Acceptable Operator Exposure Level - Systemic (mg kg-1bw day-1) - - -
Dermal penetration studies (%) - - -
Dangerous Substances Directive 76/464 - - -
Exposure Limits - - -
Exposure Routes Public -
Occupational -
European MRLs Click here for the EU MRL pesticide database
Drinking Water Standards - - -
Drinking Water MAC (μg l-1) - - -

Health issues:
Carcinogen Mutagen Endocrine disrupter Reproduction / development effects Cholinesterase inhibitor Neurotoxicant

-

Respiratory tract irritant Skin irritant Skin sensitiser Eye irritant Phototoxicant

-

-

General human health issues No further information available

: Yes, known to cause a problem
: No, known not to cause a problem
: Possibly, status not identified
- : No data found

Handling issues:
Property Click here for information on the parameters used to describe substance handling issues Value Source/Quality Score/Other Information Click here for information on the primary data sources used to populate this database with data on handling issues Interpretation Click here for information on the way in which we interpret data on handling issues
General Click here for a description of the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) codes No information available
CLP classification 2013 -
EC Risk Classification Click here to view information omn the EU risk phrases Xi - Irritant: R36/37/38
N - Dangerous for the environment: R51/53
EC Safety Classification Click here to view information omn the EU safety phrases S26, S36, S60, S61
WHO Classification U - Unlikely to present an acute hazard
US EPA Classification (formulation) IV - Caution - Not acutely toxic
UN Number -
Waste disposal & packaging Click here for a description of UN packaging marks -


TRANSLATIONS

for methoprene

Language Name
English methoprene
French mĂ©thoprĂȘne
German Methoprene
Danish methopren
Italian metoprene
Spanish metoprene
Greek -
Slovenian metopren
Polish metopren
Swedish -
Hungarian -
Dutch -

Record last updated: Wednesday 23 May 2018
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