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It is the most common ingredient in insect repellants and is believed to work as such in that mosquitoes intensely dislike its smell. Deet is also an effective solvent and may dissolve plastics, rayon, spandex, other synthetic fabrics and painted or varnished surfaces.
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Stefan Proniuk.; Bianca M. Liederer.; Sarah E. Dixon.; Judith A. Rein.; Michael A. Kallen.; James Blanchard. Topical formulation studies with DEET (N,N-diethyl-3-methylbenzamide) and cyclodextrins. J. Pharm. Sci.. 2002, 91 (1),101-110.
Gefahrenhinweise (EU): H302-H315-H319
Harmful if swallowed. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation.
Wear protective gloves and eye/face protection. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. IF SWALLOWED: Specific treatment (see label). If skin irritation occurs: Get medical advice/attention. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.