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Title: Fluoroacetamide
CAS Registry Number: 640-19-7
Additional Names: Fluoroacetic acid amide; monofluoroacetamide
Manufacturers' Codes: 1081
Trademarks: Fluorakil 100; Fussol (Sankyo)
Molecular Formula: C2H4FNO
Molecular Weight: 77.06
Percent Composition: C 31.17%, H 5.23%, F 24.65%, N 18.18%, O 20.76%
Line Formula: CH2FCONH2
Literature References: Numerous syntheses, e.g. from fluoroacetyl chloride and NH3: Truce, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 70, 2828 (1948). Mode of action study and toxicity data: F. Matsumura, R. D. O'Brien, Biochem. Pharmacol. 12, 1201 (1963).
Properties: Crystals. Sublimes on heating. Freely sol in water; sol in acetone; sparingly sol in chloroform. LD50 i.p. in mice: 85 mg/kg (Matsumura, O'Brien).
Toxicity data: LD50 i.p. in mice: 85 mg/kg (Matsumura, O'Brien)
Use: Rodenticide. Insecticide proposed mainly for use on fruits to combat scale insects, aphids, and mites.

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