Agent Name

Abamectin

CAS Number

71751-41-2

Major Category

Pesticides

Synonyms

AVID EC; Abamectin [ANSI:ISO]; Abamectinum; Affirm; Agri-Mek; Agrimek; Avid; Avomec; MK 0936; MK 936; Vertimec; Zephyr; Avermectin B(sub 1); Avermectin B1; [ChemIDplus] UN2811

Category

Other Insecticides

Description

Off-white to yellow, odorless solid; [Merck Index] White powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as an acaricide, insecticide, and miticide; as a veterinary anthelmintic; [HSDB] Like its congener, Ivermectin, it is derived from Streptomyces avermitilis, a soil bacterium; [REPROTOX]

Comments

A mild eye irritant; Ingestion of large doses (100 mg/kg) may cause coma and death; Stimulates the release of gamma-aminobutyric acid, an inhibitory neurotransmitter, resulting in paralysis; [HSDB] May cause irritation; Effects in high-dose animal studies include convulsions or effect on seizure threshold; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.5E-9 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 1,100 mg/m3

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Toxic solid, organic, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

Other CNS Neurotoxin

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