Agent Name

Ferbam

CAS Number

14484-64-1

Formula

C9-H18-Fe-N3-S6

Major Category

Pesticides

Synonyms

(OC-6-11)-tris(dimethylcarbamodithioato-S,S')iron; Aafertis; Aaferzimag; Bercema fertam 50; Carbamic acid, dimethyldithio-, iron salt; Carbamic acid, dimethyldithio-, iron(3+) salt; Carbamodithioic acid, dimethyl-, iron complex; Cormate; Dimethylcarbamodithioic acid, iron complex; Dimethylcarbamodithioic acid, iron(3+) salt; Dimethyldithiocarbamic acid, ferric salt; Dimethyldithiocarbamic acid, iron salt; Dimethyldithiocarbamic acid, iron(3+) salt; Eisen(III)-tris(N,N-dimethyldithiocarbamat) [German]; Eisendimethyldithiocarbamat [German]; Ferbam; Ferbam 50; Ferbam, iron salt; Ferbame [ISO-French]; Ferberk; Fermacide; Fermate; Fermate ferbam fungicide; Fermocide; Ferradow; Ferric dimethyldithiocarbamate; Fuklasin; Fuklasin Ultra; Fuklazin; Hexaferb; Hokmate; Iron dimethyldithiocarbamate; Iron tris(dimethyldithiocarbamate); Iron(III) dimethyldithiocarbamate; Iron, tris(dimethyldithiocarbamato)-; Karbam Black; Knockmate; Liromate; Niacide; Stauffer ferbam; Sup'R-flo ferbam flowable; Trifungol; Trimanzone; Tris(N,N-dimethyldithiocarbamato) iron(111); Tris(N,N-dimethyldithiocarbamato)iron(III); Tris(dimethylcarbamodithioato-S,S')iron; Tris(dimethyldithiocarbamato)iron; Vancide FE95; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Dithiocarbamates (Pesticide)

Description

Dark brown to black, odorless solid. [fungicide]; [NIOSH]

Sources/Uses

Fungicide used on fruit, nuts, vegetables, ornamental crops, in household applications; [HSDB]

Comments

The EBCDCs (ethylenebisdithiocarbamates) can cause irritant and allergic contact dermatitis. EBDCs include ferbam, vapam, maneb, mancozeb, zineb, thiram, and ziram. They are also used as rubber accelerators. Ethylene thiourea (ETU), which may contaminate EBCDCs, is carcinogenic and teratogenic in animal experiments. [LaDou, p. 610] ETU is the major metabolite of EBDCs. [Krieger, p. 1690] See the agent, "Ethylene thiourea."

Reference Link

EPA Pesticide Chemical Search

Exposure Assessment
Skin Designation (ACGIH)

Insufficient data

TLV (ACGIH)

5 mg/m3(Inhalable fraction)

PEL (OSHA)

15 mg/m3, total dust

IDLH (NIOSH)

800 mg/m3

Excerpts from Documentation for IDLHs

Human data: Large oral doses cause gastrointestinal disturbances [Proctor et al. 1988]. The dust is irritating to the eyes and respiratory tract; severe exposures are expected to cause depression of the central nervous system [Proctor et al. 1988].

Vapor Pressure

2.73E-10 mm Hg

Reference Link

ICSC: Ferbam

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Reproductive Toxin

Yes

IARC Carcinogen

Not Classifiable

ACGIH Carcinogen

Not Classifiable

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