IUPAC name
7696-12-0 YesY
3D model (Jmol) Interactive image
ChEBI CHEBI:39397 YesY
ChemSpider 75773 YesY
ECHA InfoCard 100.028.829
EC Number 214-619-0
KEGG D07368 YesY
PubChem 83975
RTECS number GZ1730000
UNII Z72930Q46K YesY
Molar mass 331.406 g/mol
Appearance white crystalline solid
Odor strong, pyrethrum-like
Density 1.108 g/cm3
Melting point 65 to 80 °C (149 to 176 °F; 338 to 353 K)
0.00183 g/100 mL
Solubility soluble in methane, hexane
slightly soluble in acetone, n-octanol, ethanol
very slightly soluble in xylene
log P 4.73
Vapor pressure 10 Pa
P03BA04 (WHO) QP53AC13 (WHO)
Lethal dose or concentration (LD, LC):
20,000 mg/kg (rat, oral)
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Infobox references

Tetramethrin is a potent synthetic insecticide in the pyrethroid family.[1] It is a white crystalline solid with a melting point of 65-80 °C. The commercial product is a mixture of stereoisomers.

It is commonly used as an insecticide, and affects the insect's nervous system. It is found in many household insecticide products.[2]


  1. Tetramethrin, alanwood.net
  2. Tetramethrin, Household Products Database
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