Agent Name

Metiram

CAS Number

9006-42-2

Major Category

Pesticides

Synonyms

Amarex; Carbatene; FMC-9102; Metiram-complex; Metirame zinc [ISO-French]; NIA 9102; Polikarbatsin [Russian]; Polycarbacin; Polycarbacine; Polycarbazin; Polycarbazine; Polymarcin; Polymarcine; Polymarsin; Polymarzin; Polymarzine; Polymat; Polyram 80; Polyram 80WP; Polyram DF; Polyram combi; Zinc ammoniate ethylenebis(dithiocarbamate)-poly(ethylenethiuram disulfide) (IUPAC); Zinc metiram; Zineb-ethylene thiuram disulfide adduct; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Dithiocarbamates (Pesticide)

Description

Light yellow to yellow solid; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used as agricultural fungicide for fruits, vegetables, cotton, ornamentals, other crops, and forestry; Also used as seed treatment; [HSDB] One of the ethylene bisdithiocarbamate (EBDC) fungicides that include mancozeb and maneb and which have the common degradate ethylenethiourea (ETU); Currently registered for used on apples, potatoes, and ornamental plants; [EPA REDs]

Comments

The target organ is the thyroid gland; [EPA REDs] Slightly irritating to skin and eyes; [HSDB] May cause irritation; [MSDSonline] Several of the dialkyldithiocarbamates are known skin sensitizers; See "Carba mix." See "Ethylene thiourea."

Reference Link

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Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

7.5E-8 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) > 5,700 mg/m3/4h

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

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