Fenthion

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Fenthion is an organothiophosphate insecticide, which is a subset of the organophosphates. Fenthion's mode of action is via cholinesterase inhibition, i.e., it is a nerve poison for insects.

Chemical names

  • IUPAC: O,O-dimethyl O-4-methylthio-m-tolyl phosphorothioate
  • CAS: 55-38-9 O,O-dimethyl O-[3-methyl-4-(methylthio)phenyl] phosphorothioate

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