CHEBI:38663 - ethion

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ChEBI Name ethion
Definition An organic thiophosphate that is S,S'-methanediyl bis[dihydrogen (phosphorodithioate)] in which all the hydroxy groups have been converted to their corresponding ethyl esters respectively. Ethion is an organophosphate insecticide with inhibitory activity towards the enzyme acetylcholinesterase ( EC
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Formula C9H22O4P2S4
Net Charge 0
Average Mass 384.48010
Monoisotopic Mass 383.98762
InChI InChI=1S/C9H22O4P2S4/c1-5-10-14(16,11-6-2)18-9-19-15(17,12-7-3)13-8-4/h5-9H2,1-4H3
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Chemical Role(s): environmental contaminant
Any minor or unwanted substance introduced into the environment that can have undesired effects.
Biological Role(s): EC (acetylcholinesterase) inhibitor
An EC 3.1.1.* (carboxylic ester hydrolase) inhibitor that interferes with the action of enzyme acetylcholinesterase (EC, which helps breaking down of acetylcholine into choline and acetic acid.
Application(s): insecticide
Strictly, a substance intended to kill members of the class Insecta. In common usage, any substance used for preventing, destroying, repelling or controlling insects.
A substance used to destroy pests of the subclass Acari (mites and ticks).
An agrochemical is a substance that is used in agriculture or horticulture.
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Outgoing ethion (CHEBI:38663) has role acaricide (CHEBI:22153)
ethion (CHEBI:38663) has role agrochemical (CHEBI:33286)
ethion (CHEBI:38663) has role EC (acetylcholinesterase) inhibitor (CHEBI:38462)
ethion (CHEBI:38663) has role environmental contaminant (CHEBI:78298)
ethion (CHEBI:38663) has role insecticide (CHEBI:24852)
ethion (CHEBI:38663) is a organic thiophosphate (CHEBI:37512)
O,O,O',O'-tetraethyl S,S'-methanediyl bis(phosphorodithioate)
Synonyms Sources
Bis(S-(diethoxyphosphinothioyl)mercapto)methane ChemIDplus
O,O,O',O'-tetraethyl S,S'-methanediyl bis(dithiophosphate) IUPAC
O,O,O',O'-Tetraethyl S,S'-methylenebis(phosphorodithioate) ChemIDplus
S,S'-Methylene bis(O,O-diethyl phosphorodithioate) ChemIDplus
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Registry Numbers Types Sources
1804530 Beilstein Registry Number Beilstein
1804530 Reaxys Registry Number Reaxys
563-12-2 CAS Registry Number KEGG COMPOUND
563-12-2 CAS Registry Number ChemIDplus
563-12-2 CAS Registry Number NIST Chemistry WebBook
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28 July 2014