Agent Name

Promecarb

CAS Number

2631-37-0

Formula

C12-H17-N-O2

Major Category

Pesticides

Synonyms

(3-Methyl-5-isopropylphenyl)-N-methylcarbamat [German]; 3-Isopropyl-5-methylphenyl N-methylcarbamate; 3-Isopropyl-5-methylphenyl methylcarbamate; 3-Methyl-5-(1-methylethyl)phenol methylcarbamate; 3-Methyl-5-(1-methylethyl)phenolmethylcarbamate; 3-Methyl-5-(1-methylethyl)phenyl methylcarbamate; 3-Methyl-5-isopropyl N-methylcarbamate; 3-Methyl-5-isopropylphenyl methylcarbamate; 3-Methyl-5-isopropylphenyl-N-methylcarbamate; 5-Isopropyl-m-tolyl methylcarbamate; 5-Methyl-m-cumenyl methylcarbamate; Carbamic acid, N-methyl-, 3-methyl-5-isopropylphenyl ester; Carbamic acid, methyl-, 3-methyl-5-(1-methylethyl)phenyl ester; Carbamic acid, methyl-, m-cym-5-yl ester; Carbamult; ENT 27,300-A; ENT 27300; ENT 27300-A; EP 316; ITC; Methylcarbamic acid m-cym-5-yl ester; Minacide; Morton EP-316; Nor-Am; OMS 716; Phenol, 3-methyl-5-(1-methylethyl)-, methylcarbamate; Promecarbe [ISO-French]; SN 34615; Sch 34615; Schering 34615; SN-316; T-32; UC 9880; Union Carbide UC-9880; m-Cym-5-yl methylcarbamate; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Carbamate Insecticides

Description

Colorless solid; [Hawley]

Sources/Uses

Used as contact insecticide (outside the US); Likely discontinued for pesticide use worldwide; [HSDB]

Comments

A cholinesterase inhibitor; Most of the aromatic carbamate insecticides have low dermal absorption; Rats receiving 5 mg orally every day for 1.5 years showed no adverse effects; Most rats die after doses of 50 mg/kg/day for 3 months; [HSDB] A reversible cholinesterase inhibitor; Can be absorbed through skin; [CAMEO] May cause irritation; Can be absorbed through skin; [MSDSonline]

Restricted

Not sold or used in the US; [CAMEO]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

3.0E-5 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) > 160 mg/m3/4h

Adverse Effects
Other Poison

Carbamate

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