Amitraz

  • N-Methylbis(2,4-xylyliminomethyl)amine
  • N,N'-(Methyliminodimethyl(idyne))bis-2,4-xylidine
Formula
C19H23N3
Structure
Description
White monoclinic crystals. Commercial product is a pale, amber brown liquid with an aromatic smell of xylene.
Uses
Acaricide, insecticide.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
33089-61-1
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
251-375-4
EC Index Number
612-086-00-2
EC Class
Harmful
RTECS
ZF0480000
RTECS class
Agricultural Chemical and Pesticide; Reproductive Effector; Human Data
Merck
12,510
Beilstein/Gmelin
2946590
EPA OPP
572200
Swiss Giftliste 1
G-4665
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C19H23N3
Formula mass
293.41
Melting point, °C
86-87
Vapor pressure, mmHg
<1
Density
1.128 g/cm3 (25 C)
Solubility in water
Insoluble

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep container closed. Do not store near food/feed.
Handling
All chemicals should be considered hazardous. Avoid direct physical contact. Use appropriate, approved safety equipment. Untrained individuals should not handle this chemical or its container. Handling should occur in a chemical fume hood.
Protection
Safety goggles. Protective gloves and clothing.
Respirators
NIOSH/MSHA approved respirator.
Small spills/leaks
Absorb with apropriate intert material. Scoop up and place in an appropriate container for later disposal. Use the proper protective equipment during clean up.
Stability
Stable.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
Oxides of carbon and nitrogen.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. During a fire, irritating and highly toxic gases may be generated by thermal decomposition or combustion. Use agent most appropriate to extinguish fire.

Health.
Poison_Class
2
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
See inhalation.
   Inhalation
Acute effects - slow heart beat, low blood pressure, sedation, low body temperature. May cause effects on the central nervous system.<BR>Chronic effects - May have effects on the central nervous system and liver.
   Skin
Transient skin flushing (see inhalation). May be absorbed through skin.
   Eyes
Conjunctival irritation. Can cause corrosive damage.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Seek medical attention. If individual is drowsy or unconscious, do not give anything by mouth; place individual on the left side with the head down. Contact a physician, medical facility, or poison control center for advice about whether to induce vomiting. If possible, do not leave individual unattended.
   Inhalation
If symptoms develop, move individual away from exposure and into fresh air. If symptoms persist, seek medical attention. If breathing is difficult, administer oxygen. Keep person warm and quiet; seek immediate medical attention.
   Skin
Remove contaminated clothing. Wash exposed area with soap and water. If symptoms persist, seek medical attention. Launder clothing before reuse.
   Eyes
If symptoms develop, immediately move individual away from exposure and into fresh air. Flush eyes gently with water for at least 15 minutes while holding eyelids apart; seek immediate medical attention.

Transport.