diphacinone


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diphacinone

[də′fas·ə‚nōn]
(organic chemistry)
C23H16O3 A yellow powder with a melting point of 145-147°C; used to control rats, mice, and other rodents; acts as an anticoagulant.
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These include the ingredients diphacinone, warfarin, bromadiolone and others.
Acute toxicity of diphacinone in northern bobwhite: effects on survival and blood clotting.
Second-generation products such as brodifacoum, difethialone and bromadiolone are more toxic than first-generation products such as warfarin, diphacinone and chlorophacinone, and can kill a rodent after just one dose, and within 48 hours.
Examples of pesticide active ingredients responsible for poisoning Organophosphates Methyl parathion Ethal parathion Malathion Diazinon Fenthion Dichlorvos Chlorpyrifos Trichlorfon Anticoagulants Brodifacoum Difethialone Chlorofacinone Coumachlor Difenacoum Diphacinone Warfarin Pyrethroids Allethrin Bifenthrin Cypermeter Permethrin Deltamethrin Organochlorines Lindane (lice shampoo) Carbamates Aldicarb Carbofuran Oxamyl Methomyl Formetanate Methiocarb Aminocarb Mecarbam Bendiocarb Propoxur Herbicides Glysophate Atrazine Nicosulfuran Fenoxaprop Alachlor Pendimethalin Halosulfuran-methyl Paraquat Triclopyr Clopyralid Picloram N,N-diethyl-meta-toluamide (DEET- mosquito repellent)
The most common poisonous ingredients are brodifcoum, diphacinone, warfarin, and bromadiolone.
The chemicals of concern - brodifacoum, bromadiolone, diphacinone and difethialone - have been in use for more than two decades.