Fipronil is a phenylpyrazole derivative that is used as an insecticide in agriculture for its neurotoxic effects. It is researched for environmental impact on aquatic and non-pest insect communities. Fipronil has been shown to have neurotoxic effects by inhibiting γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) receptors on chloride channels. Inhibition of these channels hyperstimulates neurons and results with insect death. It has also been shown that fipronil has a high affinity for invertebrate GABA receptors and low affinity for vertebrate receptors.
MW: 437.15 g/mol
Storage/Handling: Store desiccated at room temperature.
PubChem Chemical ID: 3352