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  • Piperonyl Butoxide

Piperonyl Butoxide

  • Description:
  • Piperonyl Butoxide (PBO) content:

    Min. 95%.


    Colourless to light yellow oily liquid.

    Relative Density:


    Ref. Index:


    Water content:

    Max. 0.20%.

    Acidity (as H2SO4) :

    Max. 0.15%.

  • Description

Product name: Piperonyl Butoxide
Other name: PBO
Chemical name: 3,4-methylenedioxy-6-propylbenzyl-n-butyl diethyleneglycolether
Chemical family: Aromatic cyclic acetals
CAS number: 51-03-6
EC number: 200-076-7
Molecular formula: C19H30O5
Molecular weight: 338.43

Purity: 95% Min.
Appearance: Colorless to light yellow oily liquid.
Melting point: < -10℃
Boiling point: 203℃ (at 278 Pa)
Flash point: 179.2℃
Ignition temperature: 265℃
Relative density: 1.040-1.070 (20/20℃)
Refractive index: 1.4850-1.5100 (20/20℃)
Acid: 0.15% max.
Water: 0.10% max.
Vapor pressure: 2.11 x 10-7 hPa (60℃)
Solubility: Insoluble in water, but soluble in many organic solvents including mineral oil and dichlorodifluoro-methane.
Stability: Light and ultraviolet ray stable, hydrolysis resistant, not corrosive.

Piperonyl butoxide (PBO) is an organic compound and the most well known synergist for insecticides, especially for natural pyrethrins, synthetic pyrethroids, carbamates and also some of the recently developed new classes of compounds.
The use of Piperonyl butoxide in insecticidal formulations offers a number of advantages, by increasing the insecticides’ efficacy and by reducing the amount of active substances necessary for insect control.
Piperonyl butoxide is used as sprays, aerosols, foggers, dusts and various other formulation types in the following areas: Homes and Public Hygiene; Mosquito Control; On pets or farm animals; Agricultural and horticultural applications; Grain and Stored Products protection; Food manufacturing and processing industries.

LD50 acute oral rat (female) 7220 mg/kg.
LD50 acute dermal rabbit > 2000 mg/kg.
LC50 inhalation rat > 5.9 mg/l (4h).
Skin irritation: Non irritant.
Eye irritation: Non irritant.
Skin sensitisation: Non sensitising.

200 kgs/iron drums with PVF inside store in ventilative and dry (low temperature) storehouse. Do not make it moist or shined during storage and transportation. Safe for human and animal, need not special measures when dealing.