Insecticide - Permethrin

NOMENCLATURE Common name permethrin (BSI, E-ISO, ANSI, ESA, BAN); perm├ęthrine (F-ISO); no name (Eire, Bangladesh) IUPAC name 3-phenoxybenzyl (1RS,3RS;1RS,3SR)-3-(2,2-dichlorovinyl)-2,2-dimethylcyclopropanecarboxylate Roth: 3-phenoxybenzyl (1RS)-cis-trans-3-(2,2-dichlorovinyl)-2,2-dimethylcyclopropanecarboxylate Chemical Abstracts name (3-phenoxyphenyl)methyl 3-(2,2-dichloroethenyl)-2,2-dimethylcyclopropanecarboxylate CAS RN [52645-53-1], (formerly [57608-04-5] and [63364-00-1]) EEC no. 258-067-9


Non-systemic insecticide with contact and stomach action, having a slight repellent effect.


A contact insecticide effective against a broad range of pests. It controls leaf- and fruit-eating Lepidoptera and Coleoptera in cotton, at 100-150 g a.i./ha, in fruit, at 25-50 g/ha, in tobacco, vines and other crops, at 50-200 g/ha, and in vegetables, at 40-70 g/ha. It has good residual activity on treated plants. It is effective against a wide range of animal ectoparasites, provides >60 d residual control of biting flies in animal housing, at 200 mg a.i. (as EC)/m2 wall or 30 mg a.i. (as WP)/m2 wall, and is effective as a wool preservative, at 200 mg/kg wool. It provides >120 d control of Blattodea, Diptera, Hymenoptera and other crawling insects, at 100 mg a.i. (as WP)/m2, also flying insects.

Production formulation

Permethrin 94%TC
Permethrin 50%EC
Permethrin 33.3%Dust
Permethrin 10%EC