Overview

  • Product name

    Methoprene, insect growth regulator
  • Description

    Insect growth regulator juvenile hormone analog. RXR activator.
  • Biological description

    Insect growth regulator juvenile hormone analog. Retinoid X receptor (RXR) activator. Reduces egg hatch, suppresses nymphal development and decreases adult emergence in insects. Shows insecticidal effect in vivo.
  • Purity

    > 98%
  • CAS Number

    40596-69-8
  • Chemical structure

    Chemical Structure

Properties

  • Chemical name

    Propan-2-yl (2E,4E)-11-methoxy-3,7,11-trimethyldodeca-2,4-dienoate
  • Molecular weight

    310.48
  • Molecular formula

    C19H34O3
  • PubChem identifier

    5366546
  • Storage instructions

    Store at -20°C. Store under desiccating conditions. The product can be stored for up to 12 months.
  • Solubility overview

    Soluble in ethanol and in DMSO
  • Handling

    Wherever possible, you should prepare and use solutions on the same day. However, if you need to make up stock solutions in advance, we recommend that you store the solution as aliquots in tightly sealed vials at -20°C. Generally, these will be useable for up to one month. Before use, and prior to opening the vial we recommend that you allow your product to equilibrate to room temperature for at least 1 hour.

    Need more advice on solubility, usage and handling? Please visit our frequently asked questions (FAQ) page for more details.

  • SMILES

    CC(C)OC(=O)/C=C(\C)/C=C/CC(C)CCCC(C)(C)OC
  • Source

    Synthetic

  • Research areas

References

This product has been referenced in:

  • Brar GS  et al. Effects of methoprene, a juvenile hormone analog, on survival of various developmental stages, adult emergence, reproduction and behavior of Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri Kuwayama. Pest Manag Sci : (2015). Read more (PubMed: 25583143) »
  • Garcia RN  et al. Interactive effects of mosquito control insecticide toxicity, hypoxia, and increased carbon dioxide on larval and juvenile eastern oysters and hard clams. Arch Environ Contam Toxicol 66:450-62 (2014). Read more (PubMed: 24531857) »
  • He Q  et al. Heat shock protein 83 (Hsp83) facilitates methoprene-tolerant (Met) nuclear import to modulate juvenile hormone signaling. J Biol Chem 289:27874-85 (2014). Read more (PubMed: 25122763) »

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