Common name: Etofenprox
Chemical name (IUPAC): 2-(4-ethoxyphenyl)-2-methylpropyl 3-phenoxybenzyl ether
CAS NO.: 80844-07-1
Empirical formula: C25H28O3


Uses: Etofenprox is an insecticide, which disturbs insect nervous systems following direct contact or ingestion, and which is active against a broad spectrum of pests. It is used in agriculture, horticulture, viticulture, forestry, animal health and public health against many insect pests, for instance Lepidoptera, Hemiptera, Coleoptera, Diptera, Thysanoptera and Hymenoptera.
In agriculture, etofenprox is used on a broad range of crops such as rice, fruits, vegetables, corn, soybeans and tea. It is poorly absorbed by roots and little translocation occurs within plants.
In the public health sector, etofenprox is used for vector control either by direct application in infested areas or indirectly by impregnating fabrics, such as mosquito nets.

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