Agent Name

Diiodomethyl p-tolyl sulfone

CAS Number

20018-09-1

Formula

C8-H8-I2-O2-S

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

1-((Diiodomethyl)sulfonyl)-4-methylbenzene; 1-(Diiodomethyl)sulfonyl-4-methyl benzene; Amical 48; Benzene, 1-((diiodomethyl)sulfonyl)-4-methyl-; p-((Diiodomethyl)sulphonyl)toluene; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Biocides/Disinfectants

Description

Tan solid; [Reference #1] Tan odorless powder; [Dow Chemical MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as algaecide/bactericide/fungicide for preservation of paints, air duct and fire-retardant coatings, pigment dispersions, inks, emulsions, extender slurries, adhesives, caulks, sealants, rubbers, plastic, textiles, leather, paper and paperboard, and wood; [Reference #1]

Comments

In animal studies: corrosive to eyes, mild to moderate skin irritant, and not a skin sensitizer; Developmental and reproductive effects observed in rats at doses highly toxic to the mothers; The release of iodine is associated with dystocia, changes in parental thyroid and pituitary, and decreased survival and weights of offspring; Thyroid effects in animal studies include degeneration in 90-day study of dogs and histopathological changes in rat reproductive studies; [Reference #1]

Reference Link

EPA REDs: Diidomethyl p-tolyl sulfone - 2008

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.87E-6 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 960 mg/m3/4hr

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