Agent Name

Amiton

Alternative Name

Tetram

CAS Number

78-53-5

Formula

C10-H24-N-O3-P-S

Major Category

Pesticides

Synonyms

Tetram; (2-Diethylamino)ethylphosphorothioic acid O,O-diethyl ester; Amiton [BSI]; Chipman 6200; DSDP; Diethyl S-2-diethylaminoethyl phosphorothioate; Inferno; Metram; Metramac; O,O-Diethyl S-(2-diethylaminoethyl) thiophosphate; O,O-Diethyl S-2-diethylaminoethyl phosphorothioate; O,O-Diethyl S-2-diethylaminoethyl phosphorothiolate; O,O-Diethyl S-diethylaminoethyl phosphorothiolate; O,O-Diethyl-S-(beta-diethylamino)ethyl phosphorothioate; O,O-Diethyl-S-2-(diethylamino)ethylester kyseliny thiofosforecne [Czech]; Phosphorothioic acid, S-(2-(diethylamino)ethyl) O,O-diethyl ester; R-5,158; Rhodia-6200; S-(2-(Diethylamino)ethyl) O,O-diethylphosphorothioate; S-(2-(Diethylamino)ethyl)phosphorothioic acid O,O-diethyl ester; S-(Diethylaminoethyl) O,O-diethyl phosphorothioate; VG; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Organophosphate Insecticides

Description

Colorless liquid; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used as contact insecticide, miticide, and acaricide; [HSDB]

Comments

"One of the most toxic of the organic phosphorus insecticides." [HSDB] A highly toxic cholinesterase inhibitor; [CAMEO]

Exposure Assessment
BEI

Cholinesterase activity in red cells = 70% of individual's baseline, sample time discretionary; [ACGIH]

Explanatory Notes

VP = 0.01 mm Hg at 80 deg C; [HSDB]

Adverse Effects
Other Poison

Organophosphate

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