Agent Name

Dicapthon

CAS Number

2463-84-5

Formula

C8-H9-Cl-N-O5-P-S

Major Category

Pesticides

Synonyms

2-Chloro-4-nitrophenyl dimethyl phosphorothioate; AC 4124; ACC 4124; American Cyanamid 4,124; BAY 14981; Bayer 22/190; Captec; Chlorthion; Dicaptan; Dicapthion; Dicapton; Dimethyl 2-chloronitrophenyl thiophosphate; ENT 17,035; Experimental Insecticide 4124; Insecticide ACC 4124; Isochloorthion; Isochloorthion [Dutch]; Isochlorothion; Isochlorthion; Isomeric chlorthion; Isomeric clorthio; O,O-Dimethyl O-(2-chloro-4-nitrophenyl)phosphorothioate; O,O-Dimethyl O-2-chloro-4-nitrophenyl phosphorothioate; O,O-Dimethyl-O-(2-chloro-4-nitrophenyl)thionophosphate; O-(2-Chloro-4-nitrophenyl) O,O-dimethyl phosphorothioate; O-(2-Chloro-4-nitrophenyl) O,O-dimethylphosphorothioate; O-(2-Chloor-4-nitro-fenyl)-O,O-dimethylmonothiofosfaat [Dutch]; O-(2-Chlor-4-nitro-phenyl)-O,O-dimethyl-monothiophosphat [German]; O-(2-Cloro-4-nitro-fenil)-O,O-dimetil-monotiofosfato [Italian]; OMS-214; Phenol, 2-chloro-4-nitro-, O-ester with O,O-dimethyl phosphorothioate; Phosnichlor; Phosnichlor [ISO]; Phosphorothioic acid O-(2-chloro-4-nitrophenyl) O,O-dimethyl ester; Thiophosphate de O,O-dimethyle et de O-2-chloro-4-nitrophenyle [French]; p-Nitro-o-chlorophenyl dimethyl thionophosphate; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Organophosphate Insecticides

Description

White solid; [Hawley]

Sources/Uses

Used as insecticide and acaricide for agricultural, household, and public health pest control; Also used for tick control in domestic animals; [HSDB]

Comments

A cholinesterase inhibitor; [Hawley] The only adverse effect noted in one year feeding study with rats (250 ppm highest dose group) was retarded growth; [HSDB]

Restricted

Cancelled--no longer registered as a pesticide for use in the US; [HSDB]

Exposure Assessment
BEI

Cholinesterase activity in red cells = 70% of individual's baseline, sample time discretionary; [ACGIH]

Vapor Pressure

3.6E-6 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Other Poison

Organophosphate

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