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|State:||GRANULAR||Other Names:||Acetaldehyde Tetramer|
|Purity:||6%GR ,99%TC||Cas No.:||108-62-3|
|Classification:||Insecticide,Acaricide,Molluscicide||Application:||Agriculture,Insecticide,Pest Control,Soil Application|
CAS 108 62 3 metaldehyde insecticide,
6% GR Natural Organic Insecticide,
6% GR metaldehyde insecticide
It is sold under various trade names as a molluscicide, including Antimilice, Ariotox, Blitzem (in Australia),
Cekumeta, Deadline, Defender (in Australia), Halizan, Limatox, Limeol, Meta, Metason, Mifaslug, Namekil, Slug Fest Colloidel 25, and Slugit.
Typically it is applied in the form of slug pellets, which normally include a wheat bait.
Metaldehyde acts on the pest by contact or ingestion, and the aqueous environment inside the pest's cells readily hydrolyzes
metaldehyde into acetaldehyde, the molecule associated with an alcohol hangover.
Due to the contamination of drinking water by metaldehyde's use in agriculture a specialist organisation was established in 2008
called "The Metaldehyde Stewardship Group (MSG)".
On 19 December 2018, the British government banned the use of metaldehyde slug pellets outdoors from spring 2020;
after this date it would only be legal to use it in permanent greenhouses.
In July 2019, the ban was overturned after the High Court in London agreed with a challenge to its legality.
Metaldehyde pellets returned to the UK market for the foreseeable future
|Content & Formulations||99%TC, 6%GR ,80%WP|
|Physical & Chemical Property||
Appearance: white crystalline solid
Molecular Formula: C8H16O4
Molecular Weight: 176.21
Solubility: insoluble in water, insoluble in acetic acid;
soluble in hot carbon disulfide, soluble to 1.8 g/100 ml
in ethyl alcohol at 70 degrees C, fully soluble in benzene
and chloroform, but only slightly soluble in ethanol and
Melting Point: 190-196℃
Boiling Point: sublimes at 110-120 degrees ℃
Flash Point: 97 degrees F (36 degrees C)
|Application||Metaldehyde is applied as a molluscicide bait for controlling slugs and snails in a very wide range of agricultural and horticultural crops, and by members of the public to control slugs and snails in their gardens and allotments.|
LD50/LC50: Not available.
Irritation: Eye irritation: Essentially not an irritant. All transient minor
by day 2, post dose.
Skin irritation: Not an irritant
Sensitization: Skin sensitization: Not a sensitizer(guinea pig)
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