Agent Name

Desmetryne

CAS Number

1014-69-3

Formula

C8-H15-N5-S

Major Category

Pesticides

Synonyms

1,3,5-Triazine-2,4-diamine, N-methyl-N'-(1-methylethyl)-6-(methylthio)-; 2-(Isopropylamino)-4-(methylamino)-6-(methylthio)-s-triazine; 2-(Methylthio)-4-(methylamino)-6-(isopropylamino)-s-triazine; 2-Isopropilamino-4-metilamino-6-metiltio-1,3,5-triazina [Italian]; 2-Isopropylamino-4-methylamino-6-methylmercapto-s-triazine; 2-Isopropylamino-4-methylamino-6-methylthio-1,3,5-triazine; 2-Methylamino-4-methylthio-6-isopropylamino-1,3,5-triazine; 2-Methylmercapto-4-methylamino-6-isopropylamino-s-triazine; 2-Methylthio-4-isopropylamino-6-methylamino-s-triazine; Desmetryn [German, Dutch]; Desmetryne [ISO-French]; G 34360; GS 34360; Methylmercapto-4-isopropylamino-6-methylamino-s-triazine; N-Methyl-N'-(1-methylethyl)-6-(methylthio)-1,3,5-triazine-2,4-diamine (9CI); N2-Isopropyl-N4-methyl-6-methylthio-1,3,5-triazine-2,4-diamine; Norametryne; Samuron; Semeron; Semeron 250; Semeron-25; Topusyn; s-Triazine, 2-(isopropylamino)-4-(methylamino)-6-(methylthio)-; [ChemIDplus] UN2763

Category

Herbicides, Triazine

Description

White to beige solid; [HSDB] Colorless crystalline solid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as post-emergence herbicide for control of broad-leaved and grassy weeds; Not marketed in the US; WHO has classified this pesticide as "believed to be obsolete or discontinued; [HSDB]

Comments

The triazine herbicides disrupt photosynthesis in plants; they are not highly toxic in mammals; In lethal-dose animal studies, adverse effects included CNS disturbance, decreased hemoglobin, and liver and kidney injury; [HSDB] For the triazine herbicides, systemic toxicity unlikely unless large amounts are ingested; May cause irritation; [EPA Pesticides, p. 121]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

9.98E-7 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 1,563,000 mg/m3/1H

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Triazine pesticide, solid, toxic."

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Links to Other NLM Databases
Health Studies

Human Health Effects from Hazardous Substances Data Bank:

Toxicity Information

Search TOXNET

Chemical Information

Search ChemIDplus

Related Information in HazMap
Processes

Industrial Processes with risk of exposure: