Agchem Diaznon 1L 20%
- Diazinon is a member of the class of pyrimidines that is pyrimidine carrying an isopropyl group at position 2, a methyl group at position 6 and a (diethoxyphosphorothioyl)oxy group at position 4. It has a role as an agrochemical, an acaricide, an EC 18.104.22.168 (cholinesterase) inhibitor, a nematicide, an EC 22.214.171.124 (acetylcholinesterase) inhibitor, a xenobiotic and an environmental contaminant. It is an organic thiophosphate and a member of pyrimidines. It derives from a 2-isopropyl-6-methylpyrimidin-4-ol.
- Liquid; light to dark brown. Sinks in water. Commercial solutions can contain ethanol/xylene/acetone with a flash point in the range 82-105° F.
Diazinon is the common name of an organophosphorus pesticide used to control pest insects in soil, on ornamental plants, and on fruit and vegetable field crops. It was formerly used as the active ingredient in household and garden products used to control pests such as flies, fleas, and cockroaches. Diazinon is a synthetic chemical, it does not occur naturally in the environment. Pure diazinon is colorless and practically odorless oil. Preparations used in agriculture and by exterminators contain 85-90% diazinon and appear as a pale to dark-brown liquid. Diazinon preparations sold in the past for home and garden use contained 1-5% diazinon in a liquid or as solid granules. Most diazinon used is in liquid form, but it is possible to be exposed to the solid form. Diazinon does not dissolve easily in water and does not burn easily.