Pyriproxyfen

IUPAC Name: 2-[1-(4-phenoxyphenoxy)propan-2-yloxy]pyridine

Source: Used as a pesticide on a wide range of crops.

Summary: Pyriproxyfen is an organic compound used as a pesticide. It has a solubility in water of 0.681 mg/L at 25 C and a density of 1.24 g/mL at 25 C. Upon decomposition produces fumes of carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxides which may be toxic. The compound is able to control insect populations by imitating a growth hormone, effectively preventing growth. Pyriproxyfen does not absorb most of the wavelengths of UV light and as such photolysis will not be a major factor in removal from the environment. Bioaccumulation in aquatic organisms is expected to be high.

GHS Hazard Statement: H400, H410, GHS09