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Metaldehyde (CAS 9002-91-9) was supplied by Sigma-Aldrich; its main characteristics are reported in Table 1.

Table 1

Main physicochemical characteristics of metaldehyde

Metaldehyde
Molecular formula C8H16O4 
Molecular mass 176.21 g/mol 
Water solubility (25 °C) 213 mg L–1a 
Appearance White or colourless crystalline solid 
Toxicity Moderately toxic, kidney and liver toxicanta 
Metaldehyde
Molecular formula C8H16O4 
Molecular mass 176.21 g/mol 
Water solubility (25 °C) 213 mg L–1a 
Appearance White or colourless crystalline solid 
Toxicity Moderately toxic, kidney and liver toxicanta 

aUniversity of Hertfordshire, Pesticide Properties Database-Metaldehyde, UK, 2012.

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