N,N-Diethyltoluamide Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

N,N-Diethyltoluamide Properties

N,N-Diethyltoluamide

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Description

 

N,N-Diethyltoluamide is a slightly yellow oil. It is the most common active ingredient in insect repellents. It is intended to be applied to the skin or to clothing, and provides protection against tick bites, mosquito bites, chiggers, and other insects that can transmit disease.It was historically believed to work by blocking insect olfactory receptors for 1-octen-3-ol, a volatile substance that is contained in human sweat and breath. N,N-Diethyltoluamide has been found to inhibit the activity of a central nervous system enzyme, acetylcholinesterase, in both insects and mammals.

Chemical Properties

Boiling Point 289oC
CAS Number 134-62-3
Density 0.998 g/ml
InChI 1S/C12H17NO/c1-4-13(5-2)12(14)11-8-6-7-10(3)9-11/h6-9H,4-5H2,1-3H3
InChIKey MMOXZBCLCQITDF-UHFFFAOYSA-N
Melting Point -45oC
Molar Mass 191.27 g/mol
Molecular Formula C12H17NO
Synonyms DEET;N,N-Diethyl-m-Toluamide;N,N-Diethyl-3-Methylbenzamide;3-Methyl-N,N-Diethylbenzamide;N,N-Diethyl-meta-Toluamide
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