Agent Name

Cymoxyanil

CAS Number

57966-95-7

Formula

C7-H10-N4-O3

Major Category

Pesticides

Synonyms

1-(2-Cyano-2-methoxyiminoacetyl)-3-ethylurea; 2-Cyano-N-((ethylamino)carbonyl)-2-(methoxyimino)-acetamide; 2-Cyano-N-(ethylcarbamoyl)-2-(methoxyimino)acetamide; Acetamide, 2-cyano-N-((ethylamino)carbonyl)-2-(methoxyimino)- (9CI); Curzate; Cymoxanil; DPX 3217; DPX 3217M; INT-3217-49; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Fungicides

Description

Colorless odorless solid; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used as agricultural fungicide (mainly for potato blight); [Merck Index]

Comments

Not likely to be carcinogenic to humans; Not a skin sensitizer; [Reference #1] A mild eye irritant; [HSDB] A possible skin sensitizer; [Kanerva, p. 1776] In high-dose animal studies, acute effects include diarrhea and convulsions; Chronic effects include reproductive toxicity; [RTECS] May cause skin sensitization; [eChemPortal: ESIS] May cause irritation; May cause skin and respiratory sensitization after prolonged contact; [MSDSonline]

Reference Link

EPA Pesticide Chemical Search

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.13E-6 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LCLo (rat) = 4,980 mg/m3/4h

Reference Link

Occupational allergic contact dermatitis and airborne contact dermatitis from 5 fungicides in a vineyard worker. Cross-reactions between fungicides of the dithiocarbamate group?

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

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