Accession Number : AD0735271

Title :   The Metabolism of High Concentrations of the Organophosphorus Insecticide Phorate Applied Foliarly to Selected Plant Species.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. May-Dec 70,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE ARMAMENT LAB EGLIN AFB FL

Personal Author(s) : Kotchmar, George S., Jr. ; Wolverton, Billy C. ; Boothe, Elizabeth E. ; Lefstad, Sandra M.

Report Date : FEB 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 51

Abstract : Gas chromatographic and enzymatic analysis (cholinesterase-inhibition method) were used to monitor the metabolism of the organophosphorus insecticide 0,0-diethyl S-((ethylthio)methyl) phosphorodithioate (phorate) applied foliarly to three economically important plants (Homestead tomato, Wiley sorghum, and Honey sorghum). The resulting data provided guidelines in predicting toxicity and persistence of metabolite residues for high concentrations of insecticides employed by the military. (Author)

Descriptors :   *INSECTICIDES, *PLANTS(BOTANY), *ORGANIC PHOSPHORUS COMPOUNDS, METABOLISM, TOXICITY, ENZYMES, CHOLINESTERASE, INHIBITION, OXIDATION.

Subject Categories : Pesticides Pollution and Control
      Ecology
      Toxicology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE