Agent Name

Lethane 384

CAS Number

112-56-1

Formula

C9-H17-N-O2-S

Major Category

Pesticides

Synonyms

1-Butoxy-2-(2-thiocyanoethoxy)ethane; 1-Butoxy-alpha-(2-thiocyanoethoxy)ethane; 2-(2-(Butoxy)ethoxy)ethyl thiocyanic acid ester; 2-(2-Butoxyethoxy)ethyl ester of thiocyanic acid; 2-(2-Butoxyethoxy)ethyl thiocyanate; 2-(2-Butoxyethoxy)ethylthiocyanate; 2-(2-Butoxyethoxy)ethylthiokyanat [Czech]; 2-Butoxy-2'-thiocyanodiethyl ether; Butoxyrhodanodiethyl ether; Butyl carbitol rhodanate; Butyl carbitol thiocyanate; ENT 6; Ethane, 1-butoxy-2-(2-thiocyanatoethoxy)-; Ethanol, 2-(2-butoxyethoxy)-, thiocyanate; Lethane; Lethane 384 regular; beta-Butoxy beta'-thiocyano diethyl ether; beta-Butoxy-beta'-thiocyanodiethyl ether; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Other Insecticides

Description

Clear brown liquid; [HSDB] Brownish or clear yellow liquid; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

Used as contact insecticide and knockdown agent in household, livestock, and industrial sprays; Commercial product is 50% petroleum distillate (kerosene); No longer registered with the EPA for use in the US, cancelled; [HSDB]

Comments

Most toxic of common thiocyanate insecticides; Poisoning is due to release of cyanide; Aliphatic thiocyanate poisoning may include injury to liver and kidneys; Lethal dose in humans is 1 tsp. to 1 oz. One fatal human case reported--after ingestion; [HSDB] A skin and mucous membrane irritant; Can be absorbed through skin; [CAMEO]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.000594 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Other Poison

Chemical Asphyxiant

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