Dimethyl44Bipyridinium Salt

CAS Registry Numbers [4685-14-7], [116047-10-0] (CAS Registry Number [1910-42-5], CAS Registry Number [2074-50-2])

Paraquat is a quaternary ammonium compound with herbicide properties, as diquat. It is contained in Cekuquat® or Dipril®. It can cause contact and phototoxic contact dermatitis, acne, and leukoderma mainly in agricultural workers.

Suggested Reading

Vilaplana J, Azon A, Romaguera C, Lecha M (1993) Phototoxic contact dermatitis with toxic hepatitis due to the percutaneous absorption of paraquat. Contact Dermatitis 29: 163-164

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