Deltamethrin is a highly effective insecticide. It is used, among
other applications, for the production of Long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs),
which, along with indoor residual spraying (IRS), are the main
vector control strategies recommended by the World Health
for the management of malaria. As such, this insecticide has helped
prevent hundreds of millions of cases of malaria globally.
Among the other uses of deltamethrin are agricultural use and home
Deltamethrin has been instrumental in preventing the spread of
diseases carried by tick-infested prairie dogs,
rodents and other burrowing animals.
It is helpful in eliminating and preventing a wide variety of
household pests, especially spiders, fleas, ticks, carpenter ants, carpenter bees,
cockroaches and bed bugs. Deltamethrin is also one of the primary ingredients in ant chalk.
Deltamethrin belongs to a group of pesticides called synthetic pyrethroids.
This pesticide is toxic to aquatic life, particularly fish, and
therefore must be used with extreme caution around water.
Although generally considered safe to use around humans, it is
still neurotoxic to humans.
Deltamethrin is able to pass from a woman's skin through her blood
and into her breast milk, although breastfeeding remains safe under
prevailing conditions. It is an allergen and causes asthma in some people.
|Content & Formulations||95%TC, 2.5% EC|
|Physical & Chemical Property|
Appearance: White powder
Molecular Formula: C22H19Br2NO3
Molecular Weight: 505.2 g/mol
Solubility: In water less than 0.1 mg/l, in kerosene and
isoalkanes, less than 0.5, isopropanol 0.6, ethanol 1.5,
xylene 25, methylene chloride 70 (all in g/100 g at 20
degrees C). In acetone 500g/1, benzene 450 g/l, dimethyl
sulfoxide 450 g/l, cyclohexanone 750 g/l, dioxane 900 g/l
all at room temperature, toluene 250 g/l
Density: 1.5 g/cm3 (25 °C)
Melting Point: 98-101 degrees C
Boiling Point: 300°C
Flash Point: 277.8 °C
Eye Effects - Non-irritating
Skin Effects - Slightly irritating
Absorption: LD50 > 5,050 mg/kg
Acute Oral Effects - LD 50 > 5,050 mg/kg
Acute Inhalation Effects - 4-hour LC50 > 26.1 mg/L
1-hour equivalent LC50 > 100mg/L