sodium fluoroacetate


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sodium fluoroacetate

[′sōd·ē·əm ‚flu̇r·ō′as·ə‚tāt]
(organic chemistry)
C2H2FO2Na A white powder, hygroscopic and nonvolatile; decomposes at 200°C; very soluble in water; used as a repellent for rodents and predatory animals.
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TETS meets criteria for inclusion in the list of extremely hazardous pesticides maintained by the World Health Organization (WHO) and is more lethal than WHO's most toxic registered pesticide, sodium fluoroacetate (2).
One, sodium fluoroacetate, when ingested in sufficient quantities to cause death, does not cause characteristic pathologic lesions, nor does it increase the amount of fluorine in the body to a degree that can be detected.
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