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35367-38-5 YesY
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ChemSpider 34065 YesY
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PubChem 37123
Molar mass 310.68 g·mol−1
0.08 mg/L
Solubility in other solvents DMSO: 12 g/100 g
Acetone 0.615 g/100 g
Methanol: 0.09 g/100 g
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Diflubenzuron is a benzoylurea-type insecticide of the benzamide class. It is used in forest management and on field crops[2] to selectively control insect pests, particularly forest tent caterpillar moths, boll weevils, gypsy moths, and other types of moths.[1] The mechanism of action of diflubenzuron involves inhibiting the production of chitin which is used by an insect to build its exoskeleton.[1]

Environmental Toxicity

Diflubenzuron has been evaluated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and it is classified as non-carcinogenic. While 4-Chloroaniline, a metabolite of diflubenzuron, has been classified as a Carcinogen, it is not present in diflubenzuron. 4-Chloroanaline is produced after diflubenzuron has been ingested, and the body changes a small fraction of it to the metabolite. Diflubenzuron has been tested, and the small amount converted to 4-chloroanilnine after ingestion does not cause cancer.[3]


  1. 1 2 3 Diflubenzuron Pesticide Information Profile, Extension Toxicology Network
  2. Johnson, Douglas (2016). "Insecticide Recommendations for Soybeans - 2016" (PDF). Cooperative Extension Service. University of Kentucky: College of Agriculture, Food and Environment. Retrieved 16 February 2016.
  3. "Reregistration Eligibility Decision Diflubenzuron" (PDF). Environmental Protection Agency. Retrieved 16 November 2016.

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