fluoroacetate


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fluoroacetate

[¦flu̇r·ō′as·ə‚tāt]
(organic chemistry)
Acetate in which carbon-connected hydrogen atoms are replaced by fluorine atoms.
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In all of biology there is only one enzyme known to be able to break down carbon-fluoride bonds, fluoroacetate dehalogenase.
Peters JA (1975) Contamination of forest ecosystems by sodium fluoroacetate (compound 1080).
The highly toxic compound fluoroacetate was first synthesised in 1896 and is used widely as a vertebrate pesticide in Australia and New Zealand in the form of Compound 1080.
At issue is the release of "identifying information" including the names and locations of ranches in Texas and New Mexico where Livestock Protection Collars (LPC's) using the toxic poison sodium fluoroacetate, commonly known as Compound 1080, a lethal poison with no known antidote, is used.
Airborne pollution dusts food crops with sodium fluoroacetate (which is sold commercially as Compound 1080, a deadly rodenticide).
It would also ban the poisons sodium fluoroacetate and sodium cyanide for use on animals.
These native species contain the poison sodium fluoroacetate, which is manufactured synthetically as 1080.