Malathion

Shaalan, Essam, Canyon, Deon, Speare, Richard, and Heukelbach, Jorg (2010) Malathion. In: Grayson, M Lindsay, Crowe, Suzanne M, McCarthy, James S, Mills, John, Mouton, Johan W, Norrby, S Ragnar, Paterson, David L, and Pfaller, Michael A, (eds.) Kucers' The Use of Antibiotics: A Clinical Review of Antibacterial, Antifungal, Antiparasitic and Antiviral Drugs. Hodder Arnold, London, UK, pp. 2318-2324.

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Abstract

[Extract] The organophosphorous compound malathion (diethyl (dimethoxy thiophosphorylthio) succinate or S-[1,2-di(ethoxycarhonyl)ethyll O,O-dimethyl-phosphorothioate)is a yellow to deep-brown liquid with an odor of garlic which has a spectrum of activity such that it is a suitable acaricide and pediculicide. It is not volatile and is slightly soluble in water, alcohols, and aromatic solvents, but of limited solubility in petroleum oils. It remains biologically active for approximately two years if stored unopened in a cool, shaded, and well-aired environment at 68-86ºF. It is available in a variety of formulations such as emulsifiable concentrate, wettable powder, dustable powder and ultra-low-volume liquid formulations. It also is often formulated with many other insecticides.

Item ID: 16779
Item Type: Book Chapter (Teaching Material)
Keywords: antibiotic, malathion
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This chapter is within Part 7 Agents Active Against Ectoparasites

ISBN: 978-0-340-92767-0
Date Deposited: 05 May 2011 00:26
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920499 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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