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Pyriproxyfen
Chemical structure of pyriproxyfen
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CAS number 95737-68-1 Yes check.svgY
Properties
Molecular formula C20H19NO3
Molar mass 321.369 g/mol
Density 1.2 g/cm³
Melting point

46 °C

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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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Pyriproxyfen is a pyridine based pesticide which is found to be effective against a variety of arthropoda. It was introduced to the US in 1996 to protect cotton crops against whitefly. It has also found use protecting other crops and can also be used as a treatment for cat fleas.

Pyriproxyfen is a juvenile hormone analogue, preventing larvae from developing into adulthood and thus rendering them unable to reproduce.

In the US pyriproxyfen is often marketed under the trade name Nylar. In Europe pyriproxyfen is known under the brand names Cyclio (Virbac) and Exil Flea Free TwinSpot (Emax).

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