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Title: Pirimicarb  
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Language: English
Subject: Acetylcholinesterase inhibitor, Oxybutynin, Imperial Chemical Industries, Index of pesticide articles, Cholinergics
Collection: Anticholinesterases, Carbamate Insecticides, Pyrimidines
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IUPAC name
(2-Dimethylamino-5,6-dimethylpyrimidin-4-yl) N,N-dimethylcarbamate
ChemSpider  N
Jmol-3D images Image
Molar mass 238.29 g/mol
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
 N  (: YesY/N?)

Pirimicarb is a selective carbamate insecticide used to control aphids on vegetable, cereal and orchard crops by inhibiting acetylcholinesterase activity[1] but does not affect useful predators such as ladybirds that eat them.[2] It was originally developed by Imperial Chemical Industries Ltd., now Syngenta, in 1970.[3]


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External Links

  • Pirimicarb in the Pesticide Properties DataBase (PPDB)

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