Other Name:cyano(3-phenoxyphenyl)methyl 3-(2,2-dichloroethenyl)-2,2-dimethylcyclopropanecarboxylate
CAS Number: [52315-07-8]
Molecular Formula: C22H19Cl2NO3
Cypermethrin is used in agriculture to control ectoparasites which infest cattle, sheep, and poultry. In veterinary medicine, it is effective at controlling ticks on dogs.
Cypermethrin is a synthetic pyrethroid used as an insecticide in large-scale commercial agricultural applications as well as in consumer products for domestic purposes typically like anti-moustiques. It behaves as a fast-acting neurotoxin in insects. It is easily degraded on soil and plants but can be effective for weeks when applied to indoor inert surfaces.
Acts on the nervous system of the insect, disturbs the function of neurons by interaction with the sodium channel.
Mode of action
Non-systemic insecticide with contact and stomach action. Also exhibits anti-feeding action. Good residual activity on treated plants.
Control of a wide range of insects, especially Lepidoptera, but also Coleoptera, Diptera, Hemiptera, and other classes, in fruit (including citrus), vines, vegetables, potatoes, cucurbits, lettuce, capsicums, tomatoes, cereals, maize, soya beans, cotton, coffee, cocoa, rice, pecans, oilseed rape, beet, ornamentals, forestry, etc. Control of flies and other insects in animal houses; and mosquitoes, cockroaches, houseflies and other insect pests in public health. Also used as an animal ectoparasiticide.
Formulation types EC; GR; UL; WP.
Our Technical Material (TC) have the specification as per HZ 3627-1999
|Appearance||Offwhite crystalline powder|
|Acidity (as H2SO4)||0.1% max.|
GHS complaint Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for commercial product of Cypermethrin is available uopn requested.