Pyrethroids pp 203-220 | Cite as

The Biological Activity of a Novel Pyrethroid: Metofluthrin

Part of the Topics in Current Chemistry book series (TOPCURRCHEM, volume 314)


Metofluthrin (commercial name: SumiOne®, Eminence®) is a novel pyrethroid insecticide developed by Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd. Metofluthrin has extremely high insecticidal activity to various pest insects, especially to mosquitoes. In addition, Metofluthrin has relatively high volatility and low mammalian toxicity. Metofluthrin is therefore suitable for use not only in conventional mosquito control formulations such as coils and liquid vaporizers, but also in a variety of novel devices that do not require heating, such as fan vaporizers and paper and resin emanators. Here we describe the insecticidal activity of Metofluthrin mainly against mosquitoes in various formulations in both laboratory and field trials.


Biting inhibition Field Insecticidal activity Metofluthrin Mosquito 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Health & Crop Sciences Research LaboratorySumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd.Takarazuka-cityJapan
  2. 2.Technical & Product Development Department, Vector Control DivisionSumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd.TokyoJapan

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