Agent Name

Mexacarbate

Alternative Name

Zectran

CAS Number

315-18-4

Formula

C12-H18-N2-O2

Major Category

Pesticides

Synonyms

Zectran; 3,5-Dimethyl-4-(dimethylamino)phenyl methylcarbamate; 3,5-Xylenol, 4-(dimethylamino)-, methylcarbamate; 4-(Dimethylamine)-3,5-xylyl N-methylcarbamate; 4-(Dimethylamino)-3,5-dimethylphenol methylcarbamate (ester); 4-(Dimethylamino)-3,5-dimethylphenyl N-methylcarbamate; 4-(Dimethylamino)-3,5-dimethylphenyl methylcarbamate; 4-(Dimethylamino)-3,5-xylenol, methylcarbamate (ester); 4-(N,N-Dimethylamino)-3,5-xylyl N-methylcarbamate; 4-Dimethylamino-3,5-xylyl N-methylcarbamate; 4-Dimethylamino-3,5-xylyl methylcarbamate; 4-Dimethylamino-3,5-xylyl-N-methylcarbamate; Carbamate, 4-dimethylamino-3,5-xylyl N-methyl-; Carbamic acid, methyl-, 4-(dimethylamino)-3,5-dimethylphenyl ester; Carbamic acid, methyl-, 4-(dimethylamino)-3,5-xylyl ester; Dowco 139; MAZ; Methyl-4-dimethylamino-3,5-xylyl carbamate; Methyl-4-dimethylamino-3,5-xylyl ester of carbamic acid; Methylcarbamic acid, 4-(dimethylamino)-3,5-xylyl ester; Mexacarbate [ANSI]; Mexicarbate; OMS 639; OMS-47; Phenol, 4-(dimethylamino)-3,5-dimethyl-, methylcarbamate (ester); Zactran; Zectane; Zectran; Zectrane; Zextran; [ChemIDplus] UN2757

Category

Carbamate Insecticides

Description

White, odorless solid; [HSDB] Almost white crystalline solid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a non-agricultural insecticide for a wide range of insect pests; [HSDB]

Comments

May cause burns to skin and eyes; Toxic by inhalation, ingestion, and skin absorption; [CAMEO] May cause irritation; Effects in high-dose animal studies include convulsions; [MSDSonline] See "CARBAMATE INSECTICIDES."

Exposure Assessment
BEI

Acetylcholinesterase activity in red blood cells = 70% of individual's baseline; Butylcholinesterase activity in serum or plasma = 60% of individual's baseline; Sample at end of shift; [TLVs and BEIs]

Vapor Pressure

0.00027 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

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

Adverse Effects
Other Poison

Carbamate

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

IARC Carcinogen

Not Classifiable

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