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Diazinon is an insecticide that belongs to a group of chemicals known as organophosphates. Diazinon is used in agriculture to control insects on fruit, vegetable, nut and field crops. It is also used to make ear tags for cattle. Diazinon a colorless to dark brown liquid, is a thiophosphoric acid ester developed in 1952 by Ciba-Geigy, a Swiss chemical company It is a nonsystemic. Diazinon is the most widely used pesticide by homeowners on lawns, and is one of the most widely used pesticide ingredients for application around the home .
SUMMARY 1.1 Identity, physical and chemical properties, analytical methods The chemical name for diazinon is O, O-diethyl O-2-isopropyl-6-methylpyrimidinyl-4-yl phosphorothioate. The pure material forms a colourless liquid with a faint ester-like odour.