Agent Name

Pirimicarb

CAS Number

23103-98-2

Formula

C11-H18-N4-O2

Major Category

Pesticides

Synonyms

2-(Dimethylamino)-5,6-dimethyl-4-pyrimidinyl dimethylcarbamate (8CI)(9CI); 2-(Dimethylamino)-5,6-dimethyl-4-pyrimidinyldimethylcarbamate; 5,6-Dimethyl-2-dimethylamino-4-pyrimidinyldimethylcarbamate; 5,6-Dwumetylo-2-dwumetyloamino-4-pirimidynylodwukarbaminian [Polish]; ABOL; Aficida; Aphox; Dimethylcarbamic acid 2-(dimethylamino)-5,6-dimethyl-4-pyrimidinyl ester; ENT-27766; Fernos; PP 062; Pirimicarbe [ISO-French]; Pirimor; Pirimor 50 DP; Pirimor G; Pirimor granulate; Primicarbe; Pyrimor; Rapid; Carbamic acid, dimethyl-, 2-(dimethylamino)-5,6-dimethyl-4-pyrimidinyl ester; [ChemIDplus] UN2757

Category

Carbamate Insecticides

Description

Colorless solid; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used as insecticide (selective aphicide); [Merck Index] Registered for use on alfalfa grown for seed (non-food) in the states of Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington; [Reference #1]

Comments

Manufacturing workers had mild carbamate insecticide poisoning from inhaling vapors after pirimicarb was heated to 65 deg C; [HSDB]

Reference Link

EPA Pesticide Chemical Search

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

7.28E-6 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 300 mg/m3/6h

Explanatory Notes

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

Reference Link

INCHEM JMPR: Pirimicarb - 2004

Adverse Effects
Anemia

Anemia, Hemolytic

Other Poison

Carbamate

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