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  • Profenophos  is a broad-spectrum organophosphorus insecticide that is used to control insect pests in cotton, maize, sugar beet, soya bean, potato, vegetables and other crops. Its mode of action is by inhibition of acetylcholinesterase activity.

  • Technical Profenophos is a pale yellow liquid with a boiling point of 100oC  and a  density of 1.46 g/cm3 at 20oC. Pure Profenophos is an amber-colored oily liquid with a boiling point of 110oC. Profenophos has limited solubility in water (20 ppm), but is completely soluble in organic solvents (ethanol, acetone, toluene, n-octanol, and n-hexane) at 25oC.

  • Profenophos is a racemic mixture of the two optical isomers at
    the chiral phosphorus atom. The S (-) isomer is a markedly more potent inhibitor of acetyl
    cholinesterase in vitro than the R (+) isomer.

  • Profenophos breaks down rapidly in aerobic and anaerobic conditions and dissipates in neutral to alkaline soils with a half-life of several days.

  • Profenophos is not persistent in soil, water or sediment (anaerobic breakdown is slower than aerobic). The mobility of Profenophos in soils is reduced because of its low solubility in water and its affinity for soil organic matter.

  • Profenophos residues are unlikely to leach given adsorption in soil and propensity for organic matter hence reduced bioavailability in soil and water.

  • The acute oral LD50 for Profenophos ranged from 358 to 1178 mg/kg bw in rats. The acute oral LD50 for Profenophos was 298 mg/kg bw in mice and 700 mg/kg bw in rabbits.

  • An insecticide/miticide, Profenophos is a restricted use pesticide used solely on cotton,
    to control the tobacco budworm, cotton bollworm, armyworm, cotton aphid, whiteflies, spider mites, plant bugs, and fleahoppers.

  •  An estimated 85% of all Profenophos is used to control
    lepidopteran species (the worm complex) at varying rates. About 30% of this use is at the
    maximum label rate of one pound active ingredient per acre.

  • Approximately 775,000 pounds of active ingredient are applied to cotton crops each year.

  • Profenophos was of low toxicity on exposure by inhalation, the
    LC50 being > 3.36 mg/L. Profenophos was moderately irritating to skin and mildly irritating to the eye and was shown to be a sensitizer under the conditions of the Magnusson & Kligman test and in the local lymph-node assay.

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  • Profenophos Specification Sheet
  • Profenophos Fact sheet
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  • Profenophos from Rayfull
  • Profenophos from UCP
  • Villa Profenophos 500 EC
  • Profenophos Tech.
  • Profenophos Technical
  • Polytrin 440 EC
  • Curacron 8E
  • Curacron 500 Pro
  • Kestrel  Insecticide
  • Selecron 500 EC
  • Prochem Duo 250 ULV/EC
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  • Polytrin 440 EC
  • Curacron 500 Pro
  • Profenophos 500
  • Villa Profenophos 500 EC
  • Profenophos Tech.


  • Pesticidal compositions employing a synergistic combination of endosulfan and profenophos
  • Use of insecticides in pest control
  • Pyrethroid Pesticidal Composition


  • Profenophos Suppliers
  • Suppliers for Profenophos
  • Profenophos Suppliers from India
  • Profenophos Supplier List
  • Suppliers for Profenophos


  • Determination of synthetic and bio-insecticides residues during aphid  to control on  cabbage crop through liquid chromatography
  • Determination of Organophosphate
    Pesticides in Vegetable Farm  by High Performance Liquid Chromatography
  • Organophosphorus Pesticides separation potential in micellar electro kinetic chromatography
  • Harnessing Electro Driven separation technique for selected agrochemicals
  • Pathological and Biochemical Studies of Profenophos Toxicity on Rats


  • Control of Diamondback Moth in Southeast Asia by Profenophos
  • Insecticides and a fungicide affect multiple coral life stages
  • Profenophos Use Pattern
  • Application of  Organophosphorus Pesticide in Vegetables


  • Profenophos Summary Document
  • Monitoring of pesticide residues in Egyptian herbs, fruits and vegetables
  • Field Evaluation of certain pesticide against the cotton bollworms
  • Profenophos  Proposed Tolerance Actions
  • Pesticide Residues in apple puree
  • Profenophos -  Revised Risk Assessments
  • Pesticides Survey and awareness raising in mbeya region


  • Comparative Histopathological and Histochemical Studies on IGR, Lufenuron and Profenophos Insecticide Albino Rats
  • Plant Protection Products - Profenophos
  • Impact of continued use of profenophos     on soil
  • Effects of Profenophos on Antioxidant Enzymes Activities
  • Pesticide Analyses and Syntheses
  • Isolation and Identification of profenophos degrading bacteria
  • Genotoxic effects of  Profenophos on  rats
  • Resistance status of helicoverpa armigera against  profenophos
  • Susceptibility of  field populations of  Beet armyworm to profenophos
  • Profenophos residue and analytical aspects


  • Profenophos Toxicity
  • Profenophos Residues
  • Profenophos RED
  • Profenophos Toxicity information
  • Evaluation of toxicity of profenophos in male rats
  • Influence of Subchronic Exposure of Profenophos
  • Toxicity of  biorational and  insecticides to cotton bollworm
  • Profenophos intoxicated to  rats
  • Oxidative and biochemical alterations induced by profenophos  in rats
  • Poisoning with the S-Alkyl organophosphorus insecticides
    profenophos and prothiofos
  • Effects of Profenophos  on Antioxidant Enzymes Activities
  • Residues of profenophos on green pepper
  • Testicular toxicity of Profenophos in matured male rats
  • The toxic effect of Profenophos on Nile tilapia fry and water flea
  • Profenophos Biochemical aspects

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