Agent Name

Nabam

CAS Number

142-59-6

Formula

C4-H8-N2-S4.2Na

Major Category

Pesticides

Synonyms

1,2-Ethanediylbiscarbamodithioic acid disodium salt; Chem BAM; DSE; Di-natrium-aethylenbisdithiocarbamat [German]; Dinatrium-(N,N'-aethylen-bis(dithiocarbamat)) [German]; Dinatrium-(N,N'-ethyleen-bis(dithiocarbamaat)) [Dutch]; Disodium 1,2-ethanediylbis (carbamodithioate); Disodium ethylene-1,2-bisdithiocarbamate; Disodium ethylenebis(dithiocarbamate); Dithane A-40; Dithane D-14; Dithane D-14 (Discontinued); ENT 9106; Ethylen-bis-dithiokarbaman sodny [Czech]; Ethylenebis(dithiocarbamate), disodium salt; Ethylenebis(dithiocarbamic acid) disodium salt; N,N'-Ethylene bis(dithiocarbamate de sodium) [French]; N,N'-Etilen-bis(ditiocarbammato) di sodio [Italian]; Nabame [ISO-French]; Nabasan [discontinued]; Nafun IPO; Parzate; Parzate liquid; Sodium ethylenebis(dithiocarbamate); Spring-bak; X-Spor; Ethylenebis(dithiocarbamate) sodium; [ChemIDplus] UN2771

Category

Dithiocarbamates (Pesticide)

Description

Colorless solid; [Hawley] White crystalline solid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as fungicide for agriculture and in leather industry; to make other fungicides such as Zineb, Maneb, Dithane m-45, and Manzate 200; as cooling-water slimicide; Not currently registered with the EPA for use in the US; [HSDB] Used as biocide in pulp and paper mills; [Merck Index] Has repellent effects on plant-eating Japanese beetles; [Ullmann] No longer used in agriculture; [Krieger, p. 1689] Registered for use to control algae and slime-forming bacteria and fungi in industrial water systems including pulp/paper mills and cane and beet sugar processing systems; [Reference #1]

Comments

A skin and mucous membrane irritant; CNS depressant at high concentrations; [Hawley] A skin, eye, and mucous membrane irritant; [HSDB] A skin and eye irritant; May cause skin sensitization; [CAMEO] A respiratory tract irritant; May cause skin sensitization; [eChemPortal: ESIS] Etheylene thiourea (ETU) is a metabolite. [Reference #1] Several of the dialkyldithiocarbamates are known skin sensitizers; See "Ethylene thiourea." See "Carba mix."

Reference Link

EPA Pesticide Fact Sheet: Nabam - 1996

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

9.48E-13 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

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

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

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