Agent Name

Zineb

CAS Number

12122-67-7

Formula

C4-H6-N2-S4.Zn

Major Category

Pesticides

Synonyms

((1,2-Ethanediylbis(carbamodithioato))(2-))zinc; ((1,2-Ethanediylbis(carbamodithioato))(2-))zinc complex; 1,2-Ethanediylbis(carbamodithioato) (2-)-S,S'-zinc; 1,2-Ethanediylbiscarbamodithioic acid, zinc complex; Aaphytora; Aphytora; Aspor; Asporum; Bercema; Blightox; Blizene; Bombardier; CHEM zineb; Carbadine; Carbamodithioic acid, 1,2-ethanediylbis-, zinc salt; Cineb; Clortocaffaro; Crittox; Crystal Zineb; Cynkotox; Daisen; Deikusol; Devizeb; Dipher; Discon; Discon-Z; Dithane 65; Dithane Z; Dithane Z-78; Ditiamina; ENT 14,874; Ethylenebis(dithiocarbamato)zinc; Ethylenebis(dithiocarbamic acid), zinc salt; Fitodith 80; Fungo-pulvit; Funjeb; Hexathane; Kupratsin; Kypzin; Lipotan; Lirotan; Lonacol; Lonacol [discontinued]; Micide; Micide 55; Novosir N; Novozin N 50; Novozir; Novozir N; Novozir N 50; Pamosol 2 forte; Parzate; Parzate C; Parzate zineb; Parzate; zineb 80; Perosin; Perosin 75B; Perozin; Perozine; Perozine 75B; Phytox; Pilzol SZ; Polyram Z; Shaughnessy Number 014506; Sperlox-Z; Taloberg; Tanazon; Thiodow; Thionic M; Tiazin; Tiezene; Tritoftorol; Tsineb [Russian]; Unizeb; Zebenide; Zebtox; Zidan; Zinc N,N'-ethylenebisdithiocarbamate; Zinc ethylene bisdithiocarbamate; Zinc ethylene-1,2-bisdithiocarbamate; Zinc ethylenebis(dithiocarbamate) (polymeric); Zinc ethylenebisdithiocarbamate; Zinc, ((1,2-ethanediylbis(carbamodithioato))(2-))-; Zinc, (ethylenebis(dithiocarbamato))-; Zincethylenebisdithiocarbamate; Zineb 75; Zineb 75 WP; Zineb 80; Zineb-R; Zinebe [ISO-French]; Zink-(N,N'-aethylen-bis(dithiocarbamat)) [German]; Zinosan; Zinosan [discontinued]; Zipar; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Dithiocarbamates (Pesticide)

Description

Light colorled solid; [ICSC]

Sources/Uses

A fungicide that was used on fruits and vegetables; [EXTOXNET] Also formerly used as fungicide for paints, fabrics, leather, paper, plastics, surfaces already painted and those to be painted, and wood surfaces; [HSDB]

Comments

The EBCDCs (ethylenebisdithiocarbamates) can cause irritant and allergic contact dermatitis. EBDCs include ferbam, vapam, maneb, mancozeb, zineb, thiram, and ziram. They are also used as rubber accelerators. Ethylene thiourea (ETU), which may contaminate EBCDCs, is carcinogenic and teratogenic in animal experiments. [LaDou, p. 610] ETU is the major metabolite of EBDCs. [Krieger, p. 1690] A skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; May cause skin sensitization; Prolonged or repeated exposure may have effects on the blood, CNS, and liver; [ICSC] See the agent, "Ethylene thiourea."

Restricted

All registrations were voluntarily canceled by the manufacturer; [EXTOXNET]

Reference Link

EXTOXNET - Zineb

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

7.5E-8 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LCLo (rat) = 800 mg/m3/4hr

Reference Link

ICSC: Zineb

Adverse Effects
Reproductive Toxin

Yes

Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

IARC Carcinogen

Not Classifiable

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