|Carbohydrazide||Carbomycin||Carbon Diselenide||Carbon Disulfide||Carbon Monoxide|
|Jmol-3D images||Image 1|
|Molar mass||221.25 g mol−1|
|Appearance||White, crystalline solid|
|Melting point||151 °C; 304 °F; 424 K ()|
|Boiling point||313.3 °C; 595.9 °F; 586.5 K|
|Solubility in water||320 mg/L|
|Solubility||Highly soluble in N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone, dimethylformamide, dimethyl sulfoxide, acetone, acetonitrile, methylene chloride, cyclohexanone, benzene, and xylene|
|log P||2.32 (octanol/water)|
|Flash point||143.3 °C; 289.9 °F; 416.4 K|
|LD50||8–14 mg/kg (oral, rat)
19 mg/kg (oral, dog)
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Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
Carbofuran is one of the most toxic carbamate pesticides. It is marketed under the trade names Furadan, by FMC Corporation and Curater, among several others. It is used to control insects in a wide variety of field crops, including potatoes, corn and soybeans. It is a systemic insecticide, which means that the plant absorbs it through the roots, and from here the plant distributes it throughout its organs where insecticidal concentrations are attained. Carbofuran also has contact activity against pests.
Carbofuran usage has increased in recent years because it is one of the few insecticides effective on soybean aphids, which have expanded their range since 2002 to include most soybean-growing regions of the U.S. The main global producer is the FMC Corporation.