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Dinotefuran is a new furanicotinyl insecticide which represents the third generation of neonicotinoid group. Dinotefuran, which was developed by Mitsui Chemicals, Inc., was registered in Japan April 24, 2002 and the registration has been submitted to the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) in the USA. Dinotefuran was granted Organophosphorus Alternative and Reduced Risk Status by the EPA.

Physical & Chemicals Properties

Code: MTI-446
Common Name: Dinotefuran (ISO name)
Chemical Name: (RS)-1-methyl-2-nitro-3-(tetrahydro-3-furylmethyl) guanidine

Chemical Structure: image

Melting Point: 107.5° C
Water Solubility: 39.83 g/l



Acute Toxicity for Mammalian (Technical)

Oral (Rat, Mouse) LD50 ≥2,000 mg/kg
Dermal (Rat) LD50 >2,000 mg/kg

Avian & Aquatic Toxicity (Technical)

Japanese quail LD50 ≥2,000 mg/kg
Mallard duck LD50 >997.9 mg/kg/day
Carp LD50 (96hr) >1,000 ppm
Daphnia LD50 (48hr) >1,000 ppm

Skin Irritation (Technical)
      Slightly Irritating

Long Term Health Effects (Technical)
      Dinotefuran is not a mutagen, neurotoxin or reproductive toxin.

Ecological Effect
      Dinotefuran is highly toxic to honeybees and silkworms.

Environmental Fate (Half-lives)

Hydrolysis Stable
Photolysis on Soil 46 days
Aerobic Soil Metabolism 52 days
Field Dissipation 22 to 68 days

Mode of Action

Dinotefuran acts through contact and ingestion and results in the cessation of feeding within several hours of contact and death shortly after. Dinotefuran does not inhibit cholinesterase or interfere with sodium channels. Therefore, its mode of action is different from those of organophosphate, carbamate, and pyrethroid compounds. It appears that Dinotefuran acts as an agonist of insect nicotinic acetylcholine receptors, but it is postulated that Dinotefuran affects the nicotinic acetylcholine binding in a mode that differs from other neonicotinoid insecticides. It is reported that Dinotefuran was highly active on a certain silverleaf whitefly strain which developed resistance against imidacloprid.


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