Agent Name

EPTC

CAS Number

759-94-4

Formula

C9-H19-N-O-S

Major Category

Pesticides

Synonyms

Alirox; Dipropylcarbamothioic acid S-ethyl ester; Dipropylthiocarbamic acid S-ethyl ester; Eptam; Eptam 6E; EPTC (herbicide); Genep EPTC; N,N-Dipropylthiocarbamic acid S-ethyl ester; Niptan; R 1608; R-1608; S-Aethyl-N,N-dipropylthiolcarbamat [German]; S-Ethyl dipropylthiocarbamate; S-Ethyl N,N-di-n-propylthiocarbamate; S-Ethyl N,N-dipropylthiocarbamate; S-Ethyl-N,N-dipropylthiocarbamate; Stauffer R 1608; Torbin; Witox; Carbamic acid, dipropylthio-, S-ethyl ester; Carbamothioic acid, dipropyl-, S-ethyl ester; Carbamothioic acid, N,N-dipropyl-, S-ethyl ester; Ethyl dipropylthiocarbamate; [ChemIDplus] N,N-Dipropylcarbamothioic acid S-ethyl ester; [Merck Index] UN2992

Category

Herbicides, Thiocarbamate

Description

Available in liquid or granular forms; [Hawley] Colorless liquid; [ICSC] Technical product is yellow liquid; [HSDB] Colorless to yellow liquid with an aromatic odor; [AccuStandard MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as selective herbicide for control of many types of weeds in food crops, non-food use sites, and residential and public sites; [HSDB]

Comments

Can be absorbed through the skin; May cause CNS effects; [ICSC] May cause skin and mucous membrane irritation; [HSDB] Demonstrates neurotoxic effects in rats and dogs consistent with effects of thiocarbamates; Cardiomyopathy also observed; [Reference #1] A skin and strong eye irritant; May cause skin sensitization; [ToxPlanet: ECHA REACH Registrations] An irritant and cholinesterase inhibitor; Toxic by ingestion; Harmful by inhalation and skin absorption; [AccuStandard MSDS]

Reference Link

INCHEM: Thiocarbamate pesticides - a general introduction (EHC 76 - 1988)

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.02 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LCLo (rat) = 200 mg/m3/4hr

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Carbamate pesticide, liquid, toxic."

Reference Link

EPA Pesticide Chemical Search

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

Other CNS Neurotoxin

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