sodium fluoroacetate

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sodium fluoroacetate

(Elements & Compounds) a white crystalline odourless poisonous compound, used as a rodenticide. Formula: (CH2FCOO)Na

so′dium fluor•o•ac′e•tate

(ˌflʊər oʊˈæs ɪˌteɪt, ˌflɔr oʊ-, ˌfloʊr oʊ-)
a white, amorphous, water-soluble, poisonous powder, C2H2FO2Na, used as a rodenticide. Also called 1080.
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Shafi and Khokhar (1986) used grain baits of sodium fluoroacetate (1080) in sugarcane fields and obtained 80-100% reduction in wild boar population.
By 2012 the programme had laid 150,000 baits - steel boxes of sodium fluoroacetate and poison.

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