Basic Information about Phorate 10% CG
Phorate is an organophosphate used as an insecticide and acaricide. At normal conditions, it is a pale yellow mobile liquid poorly soluble in water but readily soluble inorganic solvents. It is relatively stable and hydrolyses only at very acidic or basic conditions.
It is very toxic both for target organisms and for mammalians including human. It inhibits acetylcholinesterase and pseudocholinesterase.
Phorate is most commonly applied in granular form. It is non-biocumulative and has no residual action. But some metabolites may persist in soil. It also damages some seeds. Phorate is absorbed readily through all ways. Its toxicity is high. Oral LD50 to rats is 1.1 â€“ 3.2 mg/kg, to mice 3.5 â€“ 6.5 mg/kg (technical phorate). Similar values has been found out to birds.
|Molar mass||260.38 g molâˆ’1|