Ammonium fluosilicate on silica gel
CAS No. 62449-69-8
 
 

ACTIVITY: Insecticide (Inorganic)

Regulatory Information
(only comprehensive for the US)
US EPA Registered: No 
US EPA PC Code: 075311
Other Information
Molecular Formula:

INORGANIC

Of special interest:
PAN Data

Adverse Effects:

As of February 2005, no data available.


Inorganic Insecticides Some of the oldest insecticides used in agriculture are the inorganic compounds. Some of the inorganics that remain in use are sulfur, sodium fluosilicate, cryolite, diatomaceous earth, silica gels, boric acid, and soaps.

Silica Aerogel - Silica gels are produced by reacting sodium silicate and sulfuric acid to produce absorbents and dehydrating agents. Two commercial insecticides are made by this process; they are Dri-die 76 (silica gel + ammonium fluosilicate) and Drione (silica gel + pyrethrins). This product also works mechanically by disrupting the solid was layer on the outside of the insect cuticle. Without this layer the insect is very susceptible to dehydration. Insects killed by Drione include; ants, bed bugs, bees, boxelder bugs, cadelle beetles, cheese mites, cigarette beetles, cockroaches, confused flour beetles, crickets, mealworms, drugstore beetles, firebrats, fleas, grain mites, granary weevils, rice weevils, saw-toothed grain beetles, silverfish, spiders, ticks, and wasps. These products are used mostly in and around the home.

Ref: from: "INSECTICIDE CLASSIFICATION"


Related Chemicals:
Ref: Pesticide Action Network (PAN)
CAS No. Relation Chemical Name PAN & FAN data Some Notes from FAN:
16893-85-9 Parent * Sodium fluosilicate

PAN

FAN

US EPA List 3 inert

Registered in:
Australia, Canada, India, South Africa, Tanzania, Vietnam

UK: Cancelled

 
16919-19-0 Related (1)

Ammonium fluosilicate

PAN

FAN

US EPA List 3 inert

SYN: Ammonium silicofluoride

62449-69-8 Related (1) Ammonium fluosilicate on silica gel

PAN

SYN: Barium hexafluorosilicate
17125-80-3 Related (1)

Barium fluosilicate

PAN

FAN

Registered in: India

EU: Not allowed to be used as an active ingredient after July 25, 2003

SYN: Barium hexafluorosilicate

12062-24-7 Related (1)

Cupric fluosilicate

PAN

FAN

SYN:
Copper silicofluoride,
Cupric hexafluorosilicate
1327-43-1 Related (1) Magnesium aluminum fluosilicate

PAN

FAN

US EPA List 3 inert  
16949-65-8 Related (1) Magnesium fluosilicate

PAN

FAN

- 
53404-77-6 Related (1) Sodium aluminum fluosilicate

PAN

FAN

-
16871-71-9 Related (1)

Zinc fluosilicate

PAN

FAN

PAN Bad Actor Chemical:
Developmental or Reproductive Toxin

SYN: Zinc silicofluoride

Explanation from PAN:
* Parent: Compounds labeled with a "P" are the parent compound of the group. The parent chemical was chosen on the basis of available toxicity information, where chemicals with the maximum amount of toxicity information assigned to parent status. Where no toxicity information was available for any member of a group, we assigned parent status to the least derivatized member of the group for organic compounds (e.g., benzoic acid would be the parent instead of methyl benzoate), the sodium salt (for compounds with a common anion), or the chloride salt (for compounds with a common cation). These are general guidelines and not hard and fast rules, because the groups are rarely so easy to categorize. For some groups with no obvious parent, assignment of parent status was arbitrary.

Group 1: Salts, esters and/or complexes of the parent chemical, e.g., glyphosate and glyphosate, isopropylamine salt; 2,4-D and 2,4-D, butoxyethyl ester. Alternatively, the parent compound itself is an ester or salt, and related compounds are other esters or salts.

 

 
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