Agent Name

3-Iodo-2-propynyl butylcarbamate

CAS Number

55406-53-6

Formula

C8-H12-I-N-O2

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

Carbamic acid, butyl-3-iodo-2-propynyl ester; Iodopropynyl butylcarbamate; Troysan KK-108A; Troysan polyphase anti-mildew; Woodlife; [ChemIDplus] IPBC; [Merck Index]

Category

Biocides/Disinfectants

Description

White solid with a pungent odor; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used as a fungicide and mildewcide; Also used as a preservative in cosmetics, paints, coatings, wood, and metalworking fluids; [Merck Index]

Comments

Positive patch tests reported in worker in a paint factory and in patients sensitized by cosmetics; Animals in high-dose feeding studies have cardiomegaly and injury to the kidneys and liver; [HSDB] Danger of skin sensitization; [MAK] Causes allergic contact dermatitis in cosmetics, sanitary wipes, and metalworking fluids; [Kanerva, p. 1804] May cause irritation; [MSDSonline]

Reference Link

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Exposure Assessment
MAK

0.05 mg/m3

Vapor Pressure

5.25E-5 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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