PESTANAL®, analytical standard

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analytical standard

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shelf life

limited shelf life, expiry date on the label


HPLC: suitable
NMR: suitable
gas chromatography (GC): suitable


140-146 °C


passes test for identity (NMR)

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General description

Imidacloprid is a systemic chloronicotinyl insecticide, which can be effectively used in agriculture to control pests like aphids, scale insects, whiteflies, leafhoppers, some coleoptera and some lepidoptera species.

Find more information here: Neonicotinoids


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PESTANAL is a registered trademark of Sigma-Aldrich International GmbH


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Hazard Statements


Acute Tox. 4 Oral - Aquatic Acute 1 - Aquatic Chronic 1


11 - Combustible Solids

WGK Germany


Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

DDT resistance in Drosophila correlates with Cyp6g1 over-expression and confers cross-resistance to the neonicotinoid imidacloprid
Decourtye A, et al.
Molecular Genetics and Genomics, 266, 556-563 (2001)
Lin-Rui Gao et al.
Journal of agricultural and food chemistry, 64(47), 9078-9088 (2016-10-30)
As a neonicotinoid pesticide, imidacloprid is widely used to control sucking insects on agricultural planting and fleas on domestic animals. However, the extent to which imidacloprid exposure has an influence on cardiogensis in early embryogenesis is still poorly understood. In...
Alison R Holt et al.
The Science of the total environment, 573, 1422-1429 (2016-08-20)
Debate about how sustainable intensification and multifunctionality might be implemented continues, but there remains little understanding as to what extent they are achievable in arable landscapes. Policies that influence agronomic decisions are rarely made with an appreciation of the trade-offs...
Elise Hughes Berheim et al.
Scientific reports, 9(1), 4534-4534 (2019-03-16)
Over the past decade, abnormalities have been documented in white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) in west-central Montana. Hypotheses proposed to explain these anomalies included contact with endocrine disrupting pesticides, such as imidacloprid. We evaluated the effects of imidacloprid experimentally at the...
Quancai Sun et al.
Journal of agricultural and food chemistry, 64(49), 9293-9306 (2016-12-15)
Imidacloprid, a neonicotinoid insecticide widely used in agriculture worldwide, has been reported to promote adipogenesis and cause insulin resistance in vitro. The purpose of the current study was to determine the effects of imidacloprid and its interaction with dietary fat...
Determination of Neonicotinoids in Honey using a Chromolith RP-18 HPLC column and UV Detection
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Extraction and Analysis of Neonicotinoid Pesticides from Flower Blossoms Using Supel<sup>™</sup> QuE and Ascentis<sup>®</sup> Express
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LC/MS/MS Analysis of Neonicotinoid Pesticides in Dandelion Blossoms on Ascentis® Express C18 after Dispersive SPE (QuEChERS) using Supel™ QuE
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Learn more about Neonicotinoids - active substances used in plant protection products to control harmful insects.
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On Friday, April 27, 2018, the European Union decided to ban the use of three neonicotinoid insecticides from use on field crops, having deemed them dangerous to bees. This application demonstrates the analysis of these banned compounds and others from dandelion blossoms using QuEChERS and LC-MS.
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