- S-Ethyl bis(2-Methylpropyl) carbamothioate
Colorless liquid. Aromatic odor.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
Agricultural Chemical and Pesticide; Mutagen
Swiss Giftliste 1
Boiling point, °C
Vapor pressure, mmHg
0.9296 g/cm3 (30 C)
Solubility in water
45 mg/L @ 22 C
1.4689 (25 C)
Partition coefficient, pKow
Hazards and Protection.
Keep in a cool, dry, dark location in a tightly sealed container or cylinder. Keep away from incompatible materials, ignition sources and untrained individuals. Secure and label area. Protect containers/cylinders from physical damage.
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.
Safety glasses, goggles, or faceshield; impervious gloves and apron.
Use NIOSH/MSHA approved respirator appropriate for exposure of concern.
Evacuate area and ventilate. Wear protective equipment. If required, use an inert absrobent. Sweep up and place in an appropriate container for disposal. Wash contaminated surfaces.
Apparently indefinite storage life under normal ambient conditions. Thermally stable up to 200 C. Hydrolyzed by strong acids and bases.
Wear self-contained breathing apparatus with a full facepiece operated in pressure-demand or other positive pressure mode when fighting fire.
Exposure to thiram or mbdt-carb (based on animal studies) may cause weakness, ataxia, ascending paralysis and hypothermia. Peripheral neuropathy (pain, numbness and weakness of the extremities) has been noted following exposure to thiuram (the ethyl analog of thiram). No adverse reproductive effects (testicular parameters) in male mice were observed following methyl thiophanate doses up to 1000 mg/kg orally for 5 consecutive days (Traina et al, 1998). Maternal toxicity was evident in female rats.
Nausea, vomiting and diarrhea may occur.
Respiratory failure, requiring ventilatory support, has been reported following ingestions.
Exposure to dusts, sprays, solutions, wettable powder suspensions or emulsions of these agents may lead to skin and mucous membrane irritation.
Ipecac induced vomiting is not recommended because of the potential for cns depression and seizures. Consider after ingestion of a potentially life-threatening amount of poison if it can be performed soon after ingestion (generally within 1 hour). Activated charcoal: administer charcoal as a slurry (240 ml water/30 g charcoal). Usual dose: 25 to 100 g in adults/adolescents. Intravenous fluids may be useful in restoring extracellular fluid volume following severe vomiting and diarrhea. Oxygen therapy is effective in relieving the distress of antabuse-like reactions rarely associated with exposure to thiram and possibly the mbdt-carb compounds. No specific antidotes are available for poisoning by these compounds. Activated charcoal: administer charcoal as a slurry (240 ml water/30 g charcoal). Usual dose: 25 to 100 g in adults/adolescents.
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.
Remove contaminated clothing and wash exposed area thoroughly with soap and water. A physician should examine the area if irritation or pain persists.
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.