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|3D model (Jmol)||Interactive image|
|Molar mass||310.68 g·mol−1|
|Solubility in other solvents|| DMSO: 12 g/100 g|
Acetone 0.615 g/100 g
Methanol: 0.09 g/100 g
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Diflubenzuron is a benzoylurea-type insecticide of the benzamide class. It is used in forest management and on field crops to selectively control insect pests, particularly forest tent caterpillar moths, boll weevils, gypsy moths, and other types of moths. The mechanism of action of diflubenzuron involves inhibiting the production of chitin which is used by an insect to build its exoskeleton.
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.
- Diflubenzuron Pesticide Information Profile, Extension Toxicology Network
- 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.
- "Reregistration Eligibility Decision Diflubenzuron" (PDF). Environmental Protection Agency. Retrieved 16 November 2016.