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Chemical Abstract Number (CAS #) 83794
CASRN 83-79-4
SynonymsRotenone
(1)-Benzopyrano(3,4-b)furo(2,3-h)(1)benzopyran-6(6aH) one, 1,2,12,-12a-tetrahydro-2-alpha-isopropenyl-8,9-dimethoxy
Mexide
Analytical Methods EPA Method 553
EPA Method 635
Molecular FormulaC23H22O6

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Use MEDICATION: ANTIPROTOZOAL; MEDICATION (VET): GRUBICIDE; HAS BEEN USED FOR DEMODECTIC MANGE Pesticide Control of aphids, thrips, psyllids, moths, beetles, spider mites, etc in fruit and vegetable cultivation. Insecticidal control of premises. Control of fire ants. Control of lice, ticks, and warble flies on animals. Also used to control fish populations in fish management. Flea powders, fly sprays, moth-proofing agents. In the form of ground derris root, rotenone has been used as a nonpersistent insecticide to control pests on plants and animals and as a fish poison to manage or to eliminate undesirable species in reservoirs, lakes, and streams.
Consumption Patterns 21% USED ON CROPS; 78% USED ON LIVESTOCK; 1% FOR OTHER APPLICATIONS (1975)
Apparent Color ORTHORHOMBIC, SIX-SIDED PLATES FROM TRICHLOROETHYLENE; NEEDLES OR LEAVES (ALCOHOL, AQ ACETONE); COLORLESS CRYSTALS; White crystals
Odor Odorless
Boiling Point 210-220 DEG C @ 0.5 MM HG
Melting Point 165-166 DEG C
Molecular Weight 394.41
Density 1.27 @ 20 DEG C
Sensitivity Data Direct contact may cause irritation of the skin or conjunctiva.
Drinking Water Impact Rotenone enters surface waters through direct application in fishery management. 70]

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