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IUPAC name
CAS number 210880-92-5
PubChem 213027
Molecular formula C6H8ClN5O2S
Molar mass 249.7 g/mol
Appearance Colorless crystals
Density 1.61 g/cm3
Melting point

178.8 °C, 452 K, 354 °F

Solubility in water 327 mg/L at 20 °C
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
Infobox references

Clothianidin is an insecticide developed by Takeda Chemical Industries and Bayer AG. Similar to thiametoxam and imidacloprid, it is a neonicotinoid.


Clothianidin is being studied regarding mass dieoffs of honeybees in some parts of Europe. Use of clothianidin was prohibited by the German Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety on May 15, 2008[1] until new studies can prove the innocuousness of the product.[2]

In August 2008, the Natural Resources Defense Council sued the United States Environmental Protection Agency after the latter agency failed to provide records related to studies regarding clothianidin's possible effects on bees.[3]

See also


  1. ^ Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety
  2. ^ BVL ordnet das Ruhen der Zulassung für Saatgutbehandlungsmittel (german only, retrieved 2008-05-16)]
  3. ^ Lawsuit Seeks EPA Pesticide Data, San Francisco Chronicle, August 19, 2008


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