• Fipronil

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Description
Fipronil is a phenylpyrazole derivative used as a broad-spectrum insecticide. It is used in agriculture, in topical veterinary treatments, and home insect control.

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    CAS Number

    120068-37-3

    Molecular Formula

    C12H4Cl2F6N4OS

    Molecular Weight

    437.15

    Mechanism of Action

    Fipronil inhibits the chloride channels of insect GABAA receptors in the nervous system, causing excess neuron stimulation leading to death. Fipronil can also inhibit the GABAA receptor subunits in mammals, but with a much lower binidng affinity.

References

    References

    "Fipronil Technical Fact Sheet." National Pesticide Information Center. United States Environmental Protection Agency, 2009. Web. 2016.

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