Technical Colour and appearence
Pale yellow to yellow brown
Acidity (as H2SO4) % by mass (max): 0.60
Profenofos is a non-systemic insecticide and acaricide with contact and stomach action. It exhibits a translaminar effect and has ovicidal properties on lepidopterous eggs. It works as a cholinesterase inhibitor. It has separate isomers, due to the chiral phosphorus atom, show different types of insecticidal activity and ability to inhibit acetylcholinesterase. Cyperemethrin is also work as a non-systemic insecticide with contact and stomach action. It acts on the nervous system of the insect, and disturbs the function of neurons by interaction with the sodium channel. It exhibits anti-feeding action and have good residual activity on treated plant.
Mammalian toxicity: WHO II, Moderately Hazardous. b) Environmental toxicity: Profenofos excrete out rapidly, after oral administration. The predominant metabolic pathway involves stepwise dealkylation and hydrolysis followed by conjugation. Biological degradation of Cypermethrin is rapid and consequently levels of Cypermethrin and its degradation product in soil and surface water is very low. It is highly irritant to eyes. The combination is also irritant to skin. The combination is toxic for rats. The combination is highly toxic to aquatic organisms like fish. The combination is also toxic for Bees.
Formulation, compatibility and shelf life
Two years under normal storage conditions.
Compatible with most of insecticides but Cypermethrin is incompatible with alkaline materials.