Other Name:(E)-N-[(2-chloro-5-thiazolyl)methyl]-N'-methyl-N''-nitroguanidine ;
CAS Number: [210880-92-5]
Molecular Formula: C6H8ClN5O2S
Clothianidin is an alternative to organophosphate, carbamate, and pyrethroid pesticides. It poses lower risks to mammals, including humans, when compared to organophosphates and carbamates. It has helped prevent insect pests build up resistance to organophosphate and pyrethroid pesticides.
Clothianidin is a chloronicotinyl nitroguanidine in the neonicotinoid class (Group 4) of insecticides. These compounds are acetylcholine receptor agonists/antagonists. Their mode of action is through the binding to the acetylcholine receptor and thus interfering with nerve transmission. Insects are exposed by either contact or ingestion.
Some Clothianidin contained pesticide have the label indicating functions like
Mode of action
Non-systemic insecticide with contact, stomach, and respiratory action.
Control of Coleoptera, Diptera, Homoptera and Lepidoptera in soil or on foliage in over 100 crops, including pome fruit, stone fruit, citrus fruit, nut crops, strawberries, figs, bananas, vines, vegetables, potatoes, beet, tobacco, soya beans, sunflowers, sweet potatoes, peanuts, rice, cotton, alfalfa, cereals, maize, sorghum, asparagus, glasshouse and outdoor ornamentals, turf, and in forestry. Also used for control of household pests (Blattellidae, Muscidae, Isoptera), mosquitoes (larvae and adults) and in animal houses.
Non-phytotoxic to most plant species when used as recommended. Poinsettias, azaleas, camellias, and roses may be injured.
Formulation types DP; EC; GR; UL; WG; WP;