Other Name: N-[[[2,5-dichloro-4-(1,1,2,3,3,3-hexafluoropropoxy)phenyl]amino]carbonyl]-2,6-difluorobenzamide
CAS Number: [ 103055-07-8 ]
Molecular Formula: C17H8Cl2F8N2O3
Lufenuron is a selective insecticide, which provides control of the larvae of insect pests, including various species of Lepidoptera, Coleoptera, some Thysanoptera, some Diptera (leaf miners & fruit flies), some Homoptera (Psyllids & flocculent whitefly), and rust mites of the family Eriophiidae. It is used on a wide range of crops, including cotton, maize, sugar beet, potatoes, other vegetables, grapes, citrus, other fruit, and ornamentals.
Lufenuron is the active ingredient in the veterinary flea control medication Program, Lufenuron interrupts the flea breeding cycle by preventing the development of flea eggs and larvae. It does this by inhibiting the synthesis and action of chitin. Chitin is a key part of a flea’s shell, and is found in the egg, larval and adult stages.
Adult fleas that feed on an animal treated with Program will produce eggs or larvae that do not develop to the adult stage. Therefore reducing the number of fleas in the environment.
Lufenuron is also used to fight fungal infections, since fungus cell walls are about one third chitin.
Inhibits chitin synthesis.
Mode of action
Acts mostly by ingestion; larvae are unable to moult, and also cease feeding.
Insect growth regulator for control of Lepidoptera and Coleoptera larvae on cotton, maize and vegetables; and citrus whitefly and rust mites on citrus fruit, at 10-50 g/ha. Also for the prevention and control of flea infestations on pets.
Formulation types EC.
Our Technical Material (TC) of Lufenuron have the specification as below:
|Appearance||off white powder|
|Loss on Drying||0.5% max.|
|Acetone Insoluble Matter||0.3% max.|
GHS complaint Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for commercial product of Lufenuron is available uopn requested.