Active ingredient: Cypermethrin
Other name: 'Basathrin' (BASF); 'Cymbush' (Syngenta); 'Cymperator' (Syngenta); 'Ripcord' (BASF); 'Agrotrina' (Westrade); 'Alfa' (Trithin); 'Arrivo' (FMC)
Formulation: Cypermethrin 10% WP
IUPAC name: (RS)-a-cyano-3-phenoxybenzyl (1RS,3RS;1RS,3SR)-3-(2,2-dichlorovinyl)-2,2-dimethylcyclopropanecarboxylate
Roth: (RS)-a-cyano-3-phenoxybenzyl (1RS)-cis-trans-3-(2,2-dichlorovinyl)-2,2-dimethylcyclopropanecarboxylate
CAS No.: 52315-07-8
Molecular weight: 416.3
Molecular formula: C22H19Cl2NO3
Mode of action: Non-systemic insecticide with contact and stomach action. Also exhibits anti-feeding action. Good residual activity on treated plants.
Uses: Control of a wide range of insects, especially Lepidoptera, but also Coleoptera, Diptera, Hemiptera, and other classes, in fruit (including citrus), vines, vegetables, potatoes, cucurbits, lettuce, capsicums, tomatoes, cereals, maize, soya beans, cotton, coffee, cocoa, rice, pecans, oilseed rape, beet, ornamentals, forestry, etc. Control of flies and other insects in animal houses; and mosquitoes, cockroaches, houseflies and other insect pests in public health. Also used as an animal ectoparasiticide.