Agent Name

Sodium diethyldithiocarbamate trihydrate

CAS Number

20624-25-3

Formula

C5-H10-N-S2.Na.3H2-O

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

Diethyldithiocarbamate sodium salt trihydrate; Diethyldithiocarbamate sodium trihydrate; Diethyldithiocarbamic acid sodium salt trihydrate; Diethyldithiokarbaman sodny trihydrat [Czech]; Dithiocarb trihydrate; Carbamic acid, diethyldithio-, sodium salt, trihydrate; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Chelating Agents

Description

Solid; [Merck Index] Hygroscopic solid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a chelating agent for copper, a drug to treat Wilson's Disease, and an antidote for nickel and cadmium poisoning; [Merck Index]

Comments

An irritant that may cause serious eye injury; Harmful by ingestion; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Sodium diethyldithiocarbamate."

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

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