Title: Dimetan® (Geigy)
CAS Registry Number: 122-15-6
CAS Name: Dimethylcarbamic acid 5,5-dimethyl-3-oxo-1-cyclohexen-1-yl ester
Additional Names: 5,5-dimethyldihydroresorcinol dimethylcarbamate
Manufacturers' Codes: G-19258
Molecular Formula: C11H17NO3
Molecular Weight: 211.26
Percent Composition: C 62.54%, H 8.11%, N 6.63%, O 22.72%
Literature References: Prepd by the action of dimethylcarbamic acid chloride on 5,5-dimethyldihydroresorcinol: CH 272772 (1951); Gysin, US 2592890 (1952 to Geigy). As insecticide: Wiesmann et al., Experientia 7, 117 (1951); Ferguson, Alexander, J. Agric. Food Chem. 1, 888 (1953); Müller, Spindler, Experientia 10, 91 (1954).
Properties: Crystals from cyclohexane, mp 45-46°. bp11 170-180°; bp0.3 122-124°. Soly in water at 20° = 3.15 g/100 ml. Freely sol in alc, acetone, ether. Moderately sol in petr ether, gasoline, cyclohexane.
Melting point: mp 45-46°
Boiling point: bp11 170-180°; bp0.3 122-124°
CAUTION: A cholinesterase inhibitor. Similar in action to physostigmine.
Use: Insecticide (aphicide).
Status: This monograph has been retired and is no longer subject to revision or update.

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