Agent Name

Kasugamycin

CAS Number

6980-18-3

Formula

C14-H25-N3-O9

Major Category

Pesticides

Synonyms

KSM; Kasuminl; D-chiro-Inositol, 3-O-(2-amino-4-((carboxyiminomethyl)amino)-2,3,4,6-tetradeoxy-alpha-D-arabino-hexopyranosyl)-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Fungicides

Sources/Uses

An aminoglycoside antibiotic made by Streptomyces kasugaenesis; Used as a fungicide; Not currently registered with the EPA for use in the US; Still used in other countries due to low cost; [HSDB]

Comments

Effects in animal experiments include somnolence, convulsions, ataxia, and flaccid paralysis; Other effects are kidney tubular changes and normocytic anemia; Oral LDLo (guinea pig) = 50 gm/kg; [RTECS]

Reference Link

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Exposure Assessment
Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) > 2,400 mg/m3/4h

Explanatory Notes

VP < 1.3E-4 mm Hg at 25 deg C; [HSDB]

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

Other CNS Neurotoxin

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