- 2,3-Dihydro-6-methyl-1,4-oxathiine-5-carboxylic acid anilide
Off-white crystals. Odorless.
Carboxin is a systemic fungicide used for seed treatments of cereals against bunts & smuts & with other fungicides for the control of most other seed-borne and soil-borne seedling diseases, also against rhizoctonia species on cotton, groundnuts & vegetables. The dimorphic forms do not differ in fungicidal activity.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
Agricultural Chemical and Pesticide; Mutagen
Swiss Giftliste 1
Melting point, °C
99 - 100
Vapor pressure, mmHg
1.36 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
Hazards and Protection.
Keep container tightly closed in a cool dry location.
Persons not properly trined should not handle this chemical or its containers. Avoid direct physical contact. Do not breath dust or vapors. For laboratory use only.
Chemical splash goggles in compliance with OSHA regulations are advised; however, OSHA regulations also permit other type safety glasses. Whre chemical resistant gloves. To prevent repeated or prolonged skin contact, wear impervious clothing and boots.
Use appropriate OSHA/MSHA approved respirator.
Evacuate area. Wear appropriate OSHA equipment. Ventilate area. Sweep up and place in an appropriate container. Hold for disposal. Wash contaminated surfaces to remove any residue.
Stable at normal temperatures and pressures.
Strong oxidizing agents.
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.
May be harmful if absorbed through the skin, inhaled, ingested. Causes irritation.
The possible benefit of early removal of some ingested material by cautious gastric lavage must be weighed against potential complications of bleeding or perforation. Activated charcoal activated charcoal binds most toxic agents and can decrease their systemic absorption if administered soon after ingestion. Activated charcoal: administer charcoal as a slurry (240 ml water/30 g charcoal). Usual dose: 25 to 100 g in adults/adolescents.
Move patient to fresh air. Monitor for respiratory distress. If cough or difficulty breathing develops, evaluate for respiratory tract irritation, bronchitis, or pneumonitis. Administer oxygen and assist ventilation as required. Treat bronchospasm with beta2 agonist and corticosteroid aerosols.
Remove contaminated clothing. Wash exposed area with soap and water. If symptoms persist, seek medical attention. Launder clothing before reuse.
Irrigate exposed eyes with copious amounts of tepid water for at least 15 minutes. If irritation, pain, swelling, lacrimation, or photophobia persist, the patient should be seen in a health care facility.