Agent Name

Pindone

Alternative Name

2-Pivalyl-1,3-indandione

CAS Number

83-26-1

Formula

C14-H14-O3

Major Category

Pesticides

Synonyms

tert-Butyl valone; 1,3-Dioxo-2-pivaloylindan; Pival; Pivalyl; 2-Pivalyl-1,3-indandione; [NIOSH]

Category

Rodenticides, Anticoagulant

Description

Bright-yellow powder with almost no odor. [rodenticide]; [NIOSH]

Sources/Uses

Used as an anticoagulant rodenticide and an insecticide; [ACGIH]

Comments

A vitamin K antagonist that inhibits prothrombin; [ACGIH]

Reference Link

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Exposure Assessment
Skin Designation (ACGIH)

Insufficient data

TLV (ACGIH)

0.1 mg/m3

PEL (OSHA)

0.1 mg/m3

IDLH (NIOSH)

100 mg/m3

Excerpts from Documentation for IDLHs

Basis for revised IDLH: No inhalation toxicity data are available on which to base an IDLH for pindone. Therefore, the revised IDLH for pindone is 100 mg/m3 based on acute oral toxicity data in humans [Gosselin et al. 1984] and animals [Gaines 1960; Klimmer 1971; Perkow 1971/1976] and an analogy to warfarin [ACGIH 1971] which has a revised IDLH of 100 mg/m3.

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Nephrotoxin

Yes

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