Agent Name

Aldicarb

CAS Number

116-06-3

Formula

C7-H14-N2-O2-S

Major Category

Pesticides

Synonyms

2-Methyl-2-(methylthio)propanal, O-((methylamino)carbonyl)oxime; 2-Methyl-2-(methylthio)propionaldehyde O-(methylcarbamoyl)oxime; 2-Methyl-2-methylthio-propionaldehyd-O-(N-methyl-carbamoyl)-oxim [German]; 2-Metil-2-tiometil-propionaldeid-O-(N-metil-carbamoil)-ossima [Italian]; Aldicarb; Aldicarbe [French]; Carbamic acid, methyl-, O-((2-methyl-2-(methylthio)propylidene)amino) deriv.; Carbamyl; OMS-771; Propanal, 2-methyl-2-(methylthio)-, O-((methylamino)carbonyl)oxime; Sulfone aldoxycarb; TEMIK G; Temik; Temik 10 G; Temik G10; UC-21149; Union carbide 21149; Union carbide UC-21149; [ChemIDplus] UN 2757

Category

Carbamate Insecticides

Description

White crystals with a slightly sulfurous odor; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

Carbamate derivative used as an insecticide, acaricide, and nematocide. [ChemIDplus] A restricted use pesticide for certified applicators only; Widely used on cotton, peanut, and soybean crops to control mites, nematodes, and aphids; [EXTOXNET]

Comments

Absorbed through the skin; [Olson, p. 587] Extremely toxic by oral and dermal routes; Occupational poisonings have occurred after failure to follow instructions for safe loading and applying; Formulated only as granules which are applied directly to the soil; [EXTOXNET]

Restricted

In 1990, Temik was voluntarily withdrawn for use on potato crops because of concerns about groundwater contamination. [EXTOXNET]

Reference Link

EPA Pesticide Chemical Search

Exposure Assessment
WEEL

0.0001 ppm

Vapor Pressure

3.47E-5 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 200 mg/m3/5h

Explanatory Notes

See "2017 Notice of Intended Changes." [TLVs and BEIs]

Adverse Effects
Other Poison

Carbamate

IARC Carcinogen

Not Classifiable

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