Agent Name

Dicumarol

CAS Number

66-76-2

Formula

C19-H12-O6

Major Category

Pesticides

Synonyms

2H-1-Benzopyran-2-one, 3,3'-methylenebis(4-hydroxy-; 3,3'-Methyleen-bis(4-hydroxy-cumarine) [Dutch]; 3,3'-Methylen-bis(4-hydroxy-cumarin) [German]; 3,3'-Methylene-bis(4-hydroxycoumarine) [French]; 3,3'-Methylenebis(4-hydroxy-1,2-benzopyrone); 3,3'-Methylenebis(4-hydroxy-2H-1-benzopyran-2-one); 3,3'-Methylenebis(4-hydroxycoumarin); 3,3'-Metilen-bis(4-idrossi-cumarina) [Italian]; 4,4'-Dihydroxy-3,3'-methylene bis coumarin; Acadyl; Acavyl; Anathrombase; Antitrombosin; Apekumarol; BHC; Baracoumin; Bis(4-hydroxycoumarin-3-yl)methane; Bis-3,3'-(4-hydroxycoumarinyl)methane; Bishydroxycoumarin; Coumarin, 3,3'-methylenebis(4-hydroxy-; Cuma; Cumid; Di-(4-hydroxy-3-coumarinyl)methane; Di-4-hydroxy-3,3'-methylenedicoumarin; Dicoumal; Dicoumarin; Dicoumarol; Dicoumarolum [INN-Latin]; Dicoumerol; Dicuman; Dicumaol R; Dicumarine; Dicumarinum; Dicumarol [INN-Spanish]; Dicumarolo; Dicumarolo [DCIT]; Dicumarolum; Dicumol; Dufalone; Dwukumarol [Polish]; Kumoran; Melitoxin; NC 034; Temparin; Trombosan; [ChemIDplus] UN3027

Category

Rodenticides, Anticoagulant

Description

White solid with a mild pleasant odor; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used as rodenticide and therapeutic anticoagulant; Discontinued as a medication; [HSDB]

Comments

A vitamin K antagonist--disrupts clotting factors and causes bleeding; May cause reproductive toxicity; [HSDB] See "Warfarin."

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

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

Half Life

1-2 days

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