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Diethyl toluamide (DEET) is one of the world's safest and most effective insect repellant.



A colorless to pale yellow transparent liquid.

Physical Properties

Empirical FormulaC12H17NO
Structural Formula
Molecular Wt.191.3
Sp. Gr. at 20ºC0.99-1.00
Boiling Point281 to 284°C
Freezing PointBelow -23°C
Solubility in waterInsoluble
Flash Point (closed cup)145-150°C


Purity(wt. %)97.00% min.
Water Content by KF(% by wt.)0.50% max.
Ethylamines (% by wt.)2.50% max.
  • IMDG ClassNot Applicable
  • HSN Code2924.29.90
  • CAS No.134-62-3


  • applications
    Insect Repellent

    DEET is used in formulations as a broad spectrum insect repellent, effective against most biting insects like mosquitoes, sand flies, gnats, chuggers, ticks etc.

Health & Safety

  • Irritating to the eyes.
  • Avoid contact with eyes and lips.
  • In case of contact, wash with plenty of water.


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