Propoxur

IUPAC Name: (2-propan-2-yloxyphenyl) N-methylcarbamate

Source: Used as an insecticide. Runoff from application may contaminate water sources. Also harmful as an air pollutant.

Summary: Propoxur (also known as Baygon) is a carbamate compound used as an insecticide for pest control. It is classified as toxic upon inhalation and ingestion. It is also toxic upon skin contact. It is soluble in water up to 1860 mg/L at 30 C and upon distillation will decompose to produce toxic fumes of nitrogen oxide and methyl isocyanate. It is primarily used to control harmful insects such as ticks, mosquitoes, and insects that may destroy crops. The EPA classifies Propoxur as a Hazardous Air Pollutant (HAP).

GHS Hazard Statement: H300, H301, H311, H320, H330, H331, H336, H340, H341, H351, H370, H372, H373, H400, H410, GHS06, GHS07, GHS08, GHS09