Agent Name

Propineb

CAS Number

12071-83-9

Formula

C5-H8-N2-S4-Zn

Major Category

Pesticides

Synonyms

(((1-Methyl-1,2-ethanediyl)bis(carbamodithioato))(2-))zinc (9CI); (Propylenebis(dithiocarbamato))zinc polymer (8CI); Airone; Antracol; BAY 46131; Bayer 46131; LH 30/Z; LH 3012; Methylzineb; Mezineb; Propinebe [ISO-French]; Propylenebis(dithiocarbamato)zinc; Taifen; Tsipromat [Russian]; Zinc 1,2-propylene bisdithiocarbamate; Zinc propylene bisdithiocarbamate; Zink-(N,N'-propylen-1,2-bis(dithiocarbamat)) [German]; Zipromat; Zinc, (N,N'-propylene-1,2-bis(dithiocarbamate)); [ChemIDplus]

Category

Dithiocarbamates (Pesticide)

Description

White to yellowish solid; [Merck Index] Yellow solid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as an agricultural fungicide; [Merck Index]

Comments

Skin sensitization reported in a farmworker; [Kanerva, p. 1847] Non-irritating to skin or eyes of rabbits; Sensitizing in guinea pig maximization test, but not sensitizing in Buehler test on guinea pigs; [IUCLID] Has goitrogenic effect in rats, but effect not reported in rabbits or dogs; Dogs fed 75 mg/kg for 2 years had no adverse effects; No reports of skin sensitization in humans; "Unlikely to present acute hazard in normal use." [WHO-JMPR] May cause irritation; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.6E-6 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) > 693 mg/m3/4h

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

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