Sulfoxide
Title: Sulfoxide
CAS Registry Number: 120-62-7
CAS Name: 5-[2-(Octylsulfinyl)propyl]-1,3-benzodioxole
Additional Names: 1,2-(methylenedioxy)-4-[2-(octylsulfinyl)propyl]benzene; n-octylsulfoxide of isosafrole; 1-methyl-2-(3,4-methylenedioxyphenyl)ethyl octyl sulfoxide
Trademarks: Sulfox-Cide (Penick)
Molecular Formula: C18H28O3S
Molecular Weight: 324.48
Percent Composition: C 66.63%, H 8.70%, O 14.79%, S 9.88%
Literature References: Prepn: M. E. Synerholm et al., Contrib. Boyce Thompson Inst. 15, 35 (1947); M. E. Synerholm, US 2486579 (1949 to Boyce Thompson Inst. for Plant Res.). Synergistic use with pyrethrum, allethrin, rotenone, ryania, etc.: idem, US 2486445 (1949 to Boyce Thompson Inst. for Plant Res.). Acute toxicity: T. B. Gaines, R. E. Linder, Fundam. Appl. Toxicol. 7, 299 (1986).
Properties: Pale yellow, sweet-smelling, viscous oil. Practically insol in water. Sol in most organic solvents except petr ether. LD50 in adult male, female rats (mg/kg): 3957, 3477 orally (Gaines, Linder).
Toxicity data: LD50 in adult male, female rats (mg/kg): 3957, 3477 orally (Gaines, Linder)
Use: Insecticide.

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