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Cypermethrin
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Identifiers
CAS number 52315-07-8 Yes check.svgY
PubChem 2912
MeSH Cypermethrin
ATC code P03BA02,QP53AC08
SMILES
ChemSpider ID 2809
Properties
Molecular formula C22H19Cl2NO3
Molar mass 416.30 g/mol
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Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
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Cypermethrin is a synthetic compound primarily used as an insecticide. It acts 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. Exposure to sunlight, water and oxygen will accelerate its decomposition. It is a synthetic pyrethroid.

Cypermethrin is highly toxic to fish, bees and aquatic insects, according to the National Pesticides Telecommunications Network (NPTN).

Cypermethrin is found in many household ant and cockroach killers, including Raid and ant chalk.

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