Chlorpyrifos

IUPAC Name: Diethoxy-sulfanylidene-(3,5,6-trichloropyridin-2-yl)oxy-λ^5-phosphane

MCL: 0.002 ppm

Source: Used as an insecticide in homes, farms, and on golf courses.

Summary: Chlorpyrifos is an organophosphate used as an insecticide. It may be used in residential areas to control cockroaches and termites in the form of bait, and it may be used in flea collars. It may applied on golf courses and it is also used on farms for controlling insect populations. It is soluble in water up to 1.4 mg/L at 25 C and has a density of 1.44 g/mL at 20 C. Koc values ranging from 995 to 31,000 indicate very low to no mobility within soil. Volatilization, photodegradation, and biodegradation are expected to be major fate processes. A common degradation product is carbon dioxide.

GHS Hazard Statement: H301, H312, H319, H320, H330, H370, H372, H373, H400, H410, GHS06, GHS07, GHS08, GHS09