For purposes of trade, registration and legislation, and for use in popular and scientific publications, pesticides need names that are short, distinctive, non-proprietary and widely-accepted. Systematic chemical names are rarely short and are not convenient for general use, and so standards bodies assign common names to the active ingredients of pesticides.
More than 1200 of these official common names for pesticides have been assigned by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). This Compendium is believed to be the only place where all of the ISO-approved standard names of chemical pesticides are listed.
The Compendium contains much more than ISO common names, with nomenclature data sheets for more than 1800 different active ingredients and for more than 350 ester and salt derivatives, made accessible by a comprehensive set of indexes and a classification.
|Index of all common names||Index of non-ISO common names|
|Index of new ISO common names||Index of updated data sheets|
|Index of IUPAC systematic names||Index of IUPAC PINs|
|Index of CAS systematic names||Index of CAS Registry Numbers®|
|Index of molecular formulae||Index of simple esters and salts|
|HAIC index of molecular formulae||Index of InChIKeys|
|KLIC index of common names||Pesticide classification|
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The inclusion of a pesticide name in this Compendium must not be interpreted as a recommendation for the use of the substance in agriculture or in any other field.
It is essential to follow the instructions on the label before handling, storing or using any pesticide, and to comply with the requirements of the appropriate regulatory authority.
The information in this Compendium must not be used as a substitute for either Material Safety Data Sheets or labels on commercial pesticides.