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Title: Tefluthrin  
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Collection: Organofluorides, Pyrethroids
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CAS number  YesY
ChemSpider  YesY
Jmol-3D images Image 1
Molecular formula C17H14ClF7O2
Molar mass 418.73 g mol−1
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Tefluthrin is an organic compound. It is classified as a pyrethroid, meaning that in terms of chemical structure, it resembles the naturally occurring insecticide pyrethrin. It was designed to be effective against soil pests.[1] With an LD50 for rats of at 29 mg/kg, Tefluthrin is one of the most toxic pyrethroids.[2]


  1. ^ McDonald, E.; Punja, N.; Jutsum, A. R. (1986). "Rationale in the invention and optimization of tefluthrin, a pyrethroid for use in soil". British Crop Protection Conference--Pests and Diseases, Proceedings (1): 199–206. 
  2. ^ D. M. Soderlund, et al., "Mechanisms of pyrethroid neurotoxicity: implications for cumulative risk assessment", Toxicology 2002, volume 171, pp. 3-59. doi:10.1016/s0300-483x(01)00569-8

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  • Pesticide Properties Database (PPDB) record for Tefluthrin

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