Etofenprox

2-(4-ethoxyphenyl)- 2-methylpropyl 3-phenoxybenzyl ether

Usage detail

An insecticide with low mammalian toxicity, the active ingredient is a unique CHO compound of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen.

Usage
  • Introduction
  • Biological Activity
  • Insecticidal Activity

Etofenprox™ Advantages and Properties

Etofenprox or 2-(4-ethoxyphenyl)-2-methylpropyl 3-phenoxybenzyl ether is a new type of insecticide with low mammalian toxicity. The active ingredient etofenprox is a unique CHO compound consisting of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. The Etofenprox formulations are compatible with most insecticide and fungicide, have shown no phytotoxicity at recommended rates and dilutions, and are stable under normal weather conditions as well as in rainfast.

Etofenprox Insecticide Advantages

There are numerous advantages to using this innovative insecticide including:

  • "CHO compound" consists of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen
  • Wide range of insecticidal spectrum
  • Rapid knockdown activity
  • Long persistent protection
  • Very low mammalian toxicity
  • No irritation
  • Low impact on environment
  • Low risk on phytotoxicity
  • Low risk on pest resurgence
  • Compatible with IPM program

Etofenprox Chemical and Physical Properties

Chemical Name: 2-(4-ethoxyphenyl)-2-methylpropyl 3-phenoxybenzyl ether
Common Name: Etofenprox
Code Number: MTI-500
Molecular Formula: C25H28O3
Molecular weight is 376.5

Solubility <1ppb (water)
soluble in a range of common solvents at 25ºC
Melting Point 36.4-37.5ºC (97.5-99.5ºF)
Appearance White Crystalline solid
Odor No characteristic odor
Vapor pressure 2.4 x 10-4mmHg (100ºC)
Stability Stable in acidic and alkaline conditions

Formulation

Formulation Available Concentration Available
Emulsifiable concentrate (EC) 10, 20, 30
Wettable powder (WP) 20
Emulsion, Oil in water (EW) 10
Dustable powder (DP) 0.5
Granule (GR) 1.0, 1.5

Toxicology

1. Acute Toxicity

Etofenprox has a very low toxicity to rats tested irrespective of sex.

Acute toxicity of Etofenprox in rats

Route LD50 (mg/kg)
Oral >42,880
Dermal >2,140
Subcutaneous >32,160
Intraperitoneal >42,880
Inhalation >5,900mg/m3

The WHO recommended classification of pesticides by hazard: unlikely to present acute hazard in normal use.

2. Skin and Eye Irritation

Skin and eye irritation studies with rabbits into the active ingredient of technical grade indicated that it caused no irritations.

3. Chronic Toxicity

Life-span feeding studies with Etofenprox in rats, mice and dogs were conducted and no adverse effects were observed.
Mutagenicity, teratogenicity and three- generation reproduction studies showed no noticeable abnormalities.

Ecotoxicity

1. Aquatic Organism Toxicity

Etofenprox has a very low toxicity

Toxicity of Etofenprox on aquatic animals

Species TLm value
(ppm, 48 hrs.)
Carp 5.0
Goldfish 1.73
Ayu fish 1.2
Water flea >40 (3hrs.)
Short-heched clam 490

2. Bird Toxicity

Mallard Duck LD50 >2,000mg/kg

Soil Decomposition

  • Soil decomposition studies showed that the half-life of Etofenprox was approximately 1-3 weeks in aerobic soils.
  • The leaching test on soils revealed that Etofenprox was not leached out. It was concluded that Etofenprox did not flow into the aquatic environment.

The information contained in this website is, to the best of our knowledge, accurate and reliable, but all suggestions are made without warranty, either express or implied. The values relevant to properties or the like of the product stated herein were obtained using field test specimens prepared at official organizations in some countries and are not assumed to be identical to values obtained on the finished product manufactured by our customers and on our finished product tested by our customers in a different condition. Nothing herein shall be construed as permission or as recommendation for uses which infringe valid patents or as extending a license under valid patents. Because the conditions and methods of use on the part of our customers are beyond our control, Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. disclaims any liability incurred in connection with the use of our products.

Etofenprox Precautions and Safety

PRECAUTIONS

  • Avoid contact with eyes, skin or clothing. When measuring and mixing the product, wear protective garment, waterproof gloves, protective mask and goggles, rubber boots, apron and hat.
    At spraying, wear protective garment, shoes and hat.
  • Wash exposed skin thoroughly with soap and water after handling and application.
  • Do not apply in a fish farm or in shrimp, prawn or crab pond/ nursery.

STORAGE AND DISPOSAL

  • Store in a closed, cool, dry place and away from fire and sunshine.
  • Store in original container in safe place and away from reach of children.
  • Burn or bury empty containers in an isolated area according to local rules and away from sources of water. Do not reuse.

FIRST AID

SKIN CONTACT: Immediately wash with soap and water.
EYE SPLASHES: Flush eyes immediately with steady running water for at least 15 minutes. Get medical attention immediately.
IF INHALED: Remove victim from area of exposure and move to fresh air. Get medical attention.
IF SWALLOWED: DO NOT induce vomiting. Give one or two glasses of water to drink and GET MEDICAL ATTENTION IMMEDIATELY. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.

ALWAYS FOLLOW THE LABEL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USE
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Related Products

  • Etofenprox has a high insecticidal activity and provides very quick killing action against various insect pests including Lepodoptera, Hemiptera, Coleoptera and Orthoptera.
  • Etofenprox has low toxicity to certain spiders, one of the important natural enemies in the rice field, and it is also harmless to honeybees in normal conditions outdoors.
  • Etofenprox is a most effective insecticide when used against organophosphate resistant and carbamate resistant insect pests.
  • Treatment with Etofenprox effectivity eliminates brown planthoppers and prevents their resurgence.
  • Etofenprox has a high insecticidal activity against animal and public health insect pests.
  • Etofenprox complies with the European law 78/92 which enforces the reduction of impact of pesticides on the environment.
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The information contained in this website is, to the best of our knowledge, accurate and reliable, but all suggestions are made without warranty, either express or implied. The values relevant to properties or the like of the product stated herein were obtained using field test specimens prepared at official organizations in some countries and are not assumed to be identical to values obtained on the finished product manufactured by our customers and on our finished product tested by our customers in a different condition. Nothing herein shall be construed as permission or as recommendation for uses which infringe valid patents or as extending a license under valid patents. Because the conditions and methods of use on the part of our customers are beyond our control, Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. disclaims any liability incurred in connection with the use of our products.

Paddy Rice

Susceptibility of rice insects

Effects on brown planthopper

Effects on rice bug

Effects on green leafhopper

Effects on rice water weevil

Natural Enemies

Etofenprox has a low toxicity to important natural enemies in paddy rice field.

Selectivity between spider and hoopers

Influence on natural enemies

Resurgence

Etofenprox does not cause resurgence of brown planthopper in the paddy field. IRRI confirmed that Etofenprox was very effective against Brown planthopper without any resurgence.

Density of natural enemy on sprayed and unsprayed indica rice variety

Effects on brown planthopper

Fruit

Pear

Grape

Vegetable

Effects on army worm

Effects on aphids on chili

Effects on common cabbage worm on cabbage

Tea

Effects on yellow tea thrips

Effects on tea green leafhopper

Forest

Effect on pine caterpillar

Effect on geometrid moth

The information contained in this website is, to the best of our knowledge, accurate and reliable, but all suggestions are made without warranty, either express or implied. The values relevant to properties or the like of the product stated herein were obtained using field test specimens prepared at official organizations in some countries and are not assumed to be identical to values obtained on the finished product manufactured by our customers and on our finished product tested by our customers in a different condition. Nothing herein shall be construed as permission or as recommendation for uses which infringe valid patents or as extending a license under valid patents. Because the conditions and methods of use on the part of our customers are beyond our control, Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. disclaims any liability incurred in connection with the use of our products.

Etofenprox Insecticidal Activity on Non-Crop Pests

Etofenprox has insecticidal activity on various pests and can be used for wide variety of purpose. Examples of purpose and pest are shown.

For Animal Health For House Hold / For Pest Management Professionals
  • Cat Flea
  • Dog Tick
  • House Fly
  • Cockroach
  • Bed Bug
  • Cloth Moth
  • Ants (including fire ants)
For Public Health For Repellency Agent
  • Mosquito
  • Assassin Bug
  • Mosquito
  • Bed Bug
  • Spider

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