Permethrin

IUPAC Name: (3-phenoxyphenyl)methyl 3-(2,2-dichloroethenyl)-2,2-dimethylcyclopropane-1-carboxylate

Source: Used as an insecticide on a wide range of crops. Also used on humans to control lice.

Summary: Permethrin is a synthetic chemical that is a member of the pyrethroids. It is the most common of the pyrethroids and is used as an insecticide. It may be used on humans to eradicate lice and on animals to get rid of fleas. It is soluble in water up to 0.006 mg/L. Upon decomposition produces hydrogen chloride gas. Koc values ranging from 10,471 to 86,000 indicate that permethrin will be immobile within soil. Biodegradation in soil and water is expected to be a major fate process. Bioaccumulation is expected to be high.

GHS Hazard Statement: H302, H317, H332, H371, H400, H410, GHS07, GHS08, GHS09