Phorate – 10% CG

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 – 3.2 mg/kg, to  mice  3.5 – 6.5 mg/kg (technical phorate). Similar values has been found out to  birds.



CAS number 298-02-2  
PubChem 4790
ChemSpider 4626  
ChEBI CHEBI:38764  


Molecular formula C7H17O2PS3
Molar mass 260.38 g mol−1