other name: O,O-diethyl O-[6-methyl-2-(1-methylethyl)-4-pyrimidinyl] phosphorothioate -1,2,4-triazole-1-ethanol
CAS No.: [333-41-5]
Molecular Formula:C12H21N2 O3PS
Diazinon is an organophosphate insecticide. Pesticides in this chemical family work by blocking an enzyme in the nervous system that acts as a stop switch for a nerve signal. If the enzyme is blocked, the nervous system can't work properly and eventually it fails. Diazinon is still used in agriculture
Diazinon is a nonsystemic organophosphate insecticide used to control cockroaches, silverfish, ants, and fleas in residential, non-food buildings. Bait is used to control scavenger yellow jackets. It is used on home gardens and farms to control a wide variety of sucking and leaf eating insects. It is used on rice, fruit trees, sugarcane, corn, tobacco, potatoes and on horticultural plants. Diazinon is also an ingredient in pest strips. Diazinon has veterinary uses against fleas and ticks. It is available in dust, granules, seed dressings, wettable powder, and emulsifiable solution formulations.
Biochemistry Cholinesterase inhibitor.
Mode of action
Non-systemic insecticide and acaricide with contact, stomach, and respiratory action.
Control of sucking and chewing insects and mites on a very wide range of crops, including deciduous fruit trees, citrus fruit, vines, olives, bananas, pineapples, vegetables, potatoes, beet, sugar cane, coffee, cocoa, tea, tobacco, maize, sorghum, alfalfa, flax, cotton, rice, ornamentals, glasshouse crops, forestry, etc., at 300-600 g/ha; soil insects (by soil application); phorid and sciarid flies in mushroom cultivation; flies, lice, mites, fleas, cockroaches, bedbugs, ants, and other insect pests in animal houses and household use. Seed treatment for maize, for control of frit flies and also conferring bird-repellent properties. Also used as a veterinary ectoparasiticide.
Non-phytotoxic when used as directed. Russetting may occur on green and yellow apple varieties.
Formulation types CS; EC; DP; DS; FT; GR; KN; SD; WP; Aerosol; Coating agent.
|Appearance||Light yellow liquid|
|Acidity (as H2SO4)||0.2% max.|
|Acetone insoluble matter||0.15% max.|
GHS complaint Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for commercial product of Diazinon is available uopn requested.