CAS ID #: 56-38-2
Affected Organ Systems: None
Cancer Classification: None
Chemical Classification: None
Summary: parathion is a yellow-to-brown liquid with an odor of garlic. It is often dissolved in a hydrocarbon solvent before use. Parathion itself is not volatile. It is almost insoluble in water, slightly soluble in petroleum oils, and miscible with many organic solvents.
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