Contact herbicide used: for post-emergence to control annual weeds in cereals, lucerne and maize, pre-emergence in beans and peas.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
EC Index Number
Toxic for reproduction Category 2; Very toxic; Toxic; Risk of explosion if heated under confinement; Dangerous for the Environment
Agricultural Chemical and Pesticide
Swiss Giftliste 1
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Melting point, °C
Solubility in water
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.
Wear full protective clothing.
Wear self-contained breathing apparatus.
Avoid inhalation. (Non-Specific -- Dinitro-o-Cresol) Do not touch spilled material; stop source of spill or leak if it can be done without risk. Take up small spills with sand or other noncombustible absorbent material and place into containers for later disposal. Small dry spills: with clean shovel place material into clean, dry container and cover. Remove from spill area for later removal. Dike far ahead of spill for later disposal.
Stable in neutral, acidic and alkaline media.
If mixed with reducing agents, including hydrides, sulfides and nitrides, they may begin a vigorous reaction that culminates in a detonation.
(Non-Specific -- Dinitro-o-cresol) Isolate hazard area, stay upwind, and keep out of low areas. Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and full protective clothing.(Non-Specific -- Dinitro-o-cresol) Use dry chemical, carbon dioxide, water spray, or foam for small fires, and water spray, fog, or foam for large fires. Move container from fire area if possible.
Combustible material: may burn but does not ignite readily.
When heated to decomposition it emits toxic nitrogen oxide fumes.
Toxic oxides of nitrogen are produced during combustion of this material.
An elevated respiratory rate and temperature with diaphoresis are commonly seen. Rapid heart rate frequently occurs in acute poisoning. Personality changes, toxic psychosis, night sweats, and lethargy have been described after acute dermal and inhalational exposure to the similar agent, dinoseb. Headache, lassitude, confusion, apprehension, and manic behavior may be seen. Coma and seizures may develop in serious poisonings.
Intermittent abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and excessive thirst have been described following exposure to the similar agent, dinoseb. The stools may be a bright yellow color.
Intermittent chest pain has been described in a patient with dermal and inhalational exposure to the similar compound, dinoseb. Shortness of breath and hemoptysis were also described.
Yellow staining of the skin, hair, and nails may be seen if direct contact occurs. Profuse sweating or shivering may be noted. Systemic dinoterb poisoning may be manifested by facial flushing.
The similar compound, dinoseb, caused severe irritation and permanent corneal injury when instilled into rabbit eyes. The sclera may be stained yellow
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 and jewelry. Wash the skin, including hair and nails, vigorously; do repeated soap washings. Discard contaminated clothing. Cutaneous exposure is usually accompanied by a yellowish discoloration which does not have to be removed entirely to prevent absorption.
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. No cases of systemic toxicity in humans following ocular exposure to this compound have been reported. Should systemic toxicity develop following eye exposure: treatment should include recommendations listed in the inhalation exposure section when appropriate.
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