Agent Name

Copper(II) dimethyldithiocarbamate

CAS Number

137-29-1

Formula

C6-H12-Cu-N2-S4

Major Category

Plastics & Rubber

Synonyms

Bis(dimethyldithiocarbamate)Cu (II) complex; Carbamic acid, dimethyldithio-, copper(II) salt; Copper bis(dimethyldithiocarbamate); Copper, bis(dimethylcarbamodithioato-kappaS,kappaS')-, (SP-4-1)-; Copper, bis(dimethylcarbamodithioato-S,S')-; Copper, bis(dimethylcarbamodithioato-S,S')-, (SP-4-1) (9CI); Bis(dimethylcarbamodithioato-S,S')copper; Compound-4018; Copper dimethyldithiocarbamate; Copper(2+) dimethyldithiocarbamate; Copper, bis(dimethyldithiocarbamato)-; Cumate; Cupric N,N-dimethyldithiocarbamate; Dimethyldithiocarbamatocopper; Dimethyldithiocarbamic acid copper salt; Hermat Cu; Wolfen; [ChemIDplus] METHYL CUMATE (CuDMC) Powder; [R.T. Vanderbilt MSDS]

Category

Dithiocarbamates (Rubber)

Description

Dark brown powder; Insoluble in cold water; [R.T. Vanderbilt MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as an elastomer accelerator in industrial production; [R.T. Vanderbilt MSDS]

Comments

Acute copper poisoning after ingestion can cause liver injury, methemoglobinemia, and hemolytic anemia. Acute renal failure may result, secondary to massive hemoglobinuria. [Goldfrank, p. 1259] May cause mild eye irritation; Harmful by inhalation (dust may cause irregular breathing and lung congestion); Not a skin sensitizer in guinea pigs; [R.T. Vanderbilt MSDS] Several of the dialkyldithiocarbamates are known skin sensitizers; See "Carba mix." See "Copper."

Exposure Assessment
TLV (ACGIH)

1 mg/m3, as Cu

PEL (OSHA)

1 mg/m3, as Cu

MAK

0.01 mg/m3, respirable fraction (Cu, inorganic cmpnds)

IDLH (NIOSH)

100 mg/m3, as Cu

Lethal Concentration

LCLo (rat) = 210 mg/m3/4hr

Explanatory Notes

LC50 (rat) = 120 mg/m3/4hr; [R.T. Vanderbilt MSDS]

Adverse Effects
Anemia

Anemia, Hemolytic

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Nephrotoxin

Yes

Methemoglobinemia

Methemoglobinemia, Secondary

Links to Other NLM Databases
Toxicity Information

Search TOXNET

Chemical Information

Search ChemIDplus

Related Information in HazMap
Other Information

No other related information on this agent was found.