Temephos

IUPAC Name: [4-(4-dimethoxyphosphinothioyloxyphenyl)sulfanylphenoxy]-dimethoxy-sulfanylidene-λ^5-phosphane

Source: Used as a pesticide to control mosquito and other flying insect populations.

Summary: Temephos (temefos) is an organophosphate used as an insecticide on water sources. It may also be used for flea control on household animals. It has a solubility of 0.27 mg/L in water at 25 C and a density of 1.3 g/mL. Upon decomposition produces toxic fumes of sulfur and phosphorus oxides. The compound susceptible to hydrolyze under acidic or alkaline conditions. A Koc value ranging from 18,250 – 31,800 indicates that temephos will be relatively immobile in soil.

GHS Hazard Statement: H302, H303, H311, H312, H316, H320, H332, H371, H372, H373, H400, H410, GHS06, GHS07, GHS08, GHS09