Agent Name

Propargite

Alternative Name

Omite

CAS Number

2312-35-8

Formula

C19-H26-O4-S

Major Category

Pesticides

Synonyms

Omite; 2-(4-(1,1-Dimethylethyl)phenoxy)cyclohexyl 2-propynyl sulfite; 2-(4-(1,1-Dimethylethyl)phenoxy)cyclohexyl-2-propynyl sulfite; 2-(4-tert-Butylphenoxy)cyclohexyl prop-2-ynyl sulfite; 2-(4-tert-Butylphenoxy)cyclohexyl prop-2-ynyl sulphite; 2-(p-t-Butylphenoxy)cyclohexyl propargyl sulfite; 2-(p-tert-Butylphenoxy)cyclohexyl 2-propynyl sulfite; 2-(p-tert-Butylphenoxy)cyclohexyl propargyl sulfite; BPPS; Comite; Cyclosulfyne; D 014; DO 14; ENT 27226; Naugatuck D-014; Omait; Omite 57E; Omite 85E; Sulfurous acid, 2-(4-(1,1-dimethylethyl)phenoxy)cyclohexyl 2-propynyl ester; Sulfurous acid, 2-(p-tert-butylphenoxy)cyclohexyl 2-propynyl ester; U.S. Rubber D-014; Uniroyal D014; 2-(4-(1,1-Dimethylethyl)phenoxy)cyclohexyl 2-propynyl sulfurous acid; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Other Insecticides

Description

Viscous liquid; [Merck Index] Brownish-yellow oily liquid; [HSDB] Light to dark brown viscous liquid; Formulated as emulsifiable concentrate liquid and wettable powder; [Reference #1] Omite 579 EW: Off-white liquid; [EFSA] Brown liquid; [Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a miticide; [Kanerva, p. 787] Used to control mites on ornamentals and various field, fruit, and vegetable crops; [Reference #1]

Comments

Outbreaks of irritant contact dermatitis in farmworkers have been reported. [Kanerva, p. 787] Slowly reacts with water forming sulfur dioxide and alcohols; A skin, eye (may be severe), and mucous membrane irritant; [CAMEO] Reports of dermatitis and eye irritation in agricultural employees; [HSDB] Corrosive to rabbit skin and eyes; A skin sensitizer in guinea pigs; Classified as a probable human carcinogen based on fatal intestinal tumors in experimental animals; [Reference #1] A skin and severe eye irritant; Toxic by inhalation; [Aldrich MSDS]

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Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

4.5E-8 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 890 mg/m3

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