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Dimethoate
Dimethoate.png
IUPAC name
Other names O,O-dimethyl S-methylcarbamoylmethyl phosphorodithioate
Phosphorodithioic acid, O,O-Dimethyl S-(2-(methylamino)-2-oxoethylyl)ester
Identifiers
CAS number 60-51-5 Yes check.svgY
PubChem 3082
SMILES
InChI
InChI key MCWXGJITAZMZEV-UHFFFAOYAB
ChemSpider ID 2973
Properties
Molecular formula C5H12NO3PS2
Molar mass 229.26 g/mol
Appearance Grey-white crystalline solid
Density 1.3 g/cm3, solid
Melting point

43–45 °C (316–318 K)

Boiling point

117 °C (390 K) at 10 Pa

Solubility in water 2.5 g/100 ml
Hazards
MSDS External MSDS
Main hazards Highly toxic
Flash point 107 °C
Related compounds
Related organophosphates malathion
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Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
Infobox references

Dimethoate is a widely used organophosphate insecticide used to kill insects on contact. It was patented and introduced in the 1950s by American Cyanamid. Like other organophosphates, dimethoate is an anticholinesterase which disables cholinesterase, an enzyme essential for central nervous system function.

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