Ferbam

  • tris(Dimethylcarbanoditehydato-s,s') iron
  • tris(Dimethyldithiocarbamate)iron
  • Ferric dimethyldithiocarbamate
  • Iron tris(dimethyldithiocarbamate)
Formula
[(CH3)2NCS2]3Fe
Structure
Description
Dark brown to black odorless solid.
Uses
Fungicide used on fruit, nuts, vegetables, ornamental crops, in household applications.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
14484-64-1
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
238-484-2
EC Index Number
006-051-00-5
EC Class
Irritant; Dangerous for the Environment
RTECS
NO8750000
RTECS class
Agricultural Chemical and Pesticide; Tumorigen; Mutagen; Reproductive Effector
UN (DOT)
3017
Merck
12,4054
Beilstein/Gmelin
NA
RCRA
U396
EPA OPP
34801
Swiss Giftliste 1
G-1627
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C9H18FeN3S6
Formula mass
416.5
Melting point, °C
180
Decomposition point, °C
>180
Solubility in water
100 mg/L

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep in well ventilated area.
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
Self-contained breathing apparatus must be worn. Rubber gloves, hats, suits and boots must be worn.
Respirators
Wear positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).
Small spills/leaks
Make no contact with the spilled material. Fully encapsulating, vapor protective clothing should be worn for spills and leaks with no fire. ELIMINATE all ignition sources and ground all equipment. Stop leak if you can do it without risk. A vapor suppressing foam may be used to reduce vapors. Absorb or cover with dry earth, sand or other non-combustible material and transfer to containers. Use clean non-sparking tools to collect absorbed material.
Stability
No data.
Incompatibilities
Incompatible with acids, peroxides, and acid halides.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Self-contained breathing apparatus, rubber gloves, hats, suits and boots must be worn. Highly toxic fumes are imminent.
Fire potential
HIGHLY FLAMMABLE: Will be easily ignited by heat, sparks or flames.
Hazards
Vapors may form explosive mixtures with air. Vapors may travel to source of ignition and flash back. Most vapors are heavier than air. They will spread along ground and collect in low or confined areas (sewers, basements, tanks). Vapor explosion and poison hazard indoors, outdoors or in sewers.
Combustion products
Fire will produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic gases.
Health
2

Health.
Exposure limit(s)
TLV: 10 mg/m3 A4 (as TWA) (ACGIH 1997). MAK: 15 mg/m3; (1996) OSHA PEL: TWA 15 mg/m3 NIOSH REL: TWA 10 mg/m3 NIOSH IDLH: 800 mg/m3
Poison_Class
4
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
Nausea, vomiting and diarrhea may occur.
   Inhalation
Respiratory failure, requiring ventilatory support, has been reported following ingestions.
   Skin
Exposure to dusts, sprays, solutions, wettable powder suspensions or emulsions of these agents may lead to skin and mucous membrane irritation.
   Eyes
See inhalation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
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.
   Inhalation
Move victim to fresh air. Apply artificial respiration if victim is not breathing. Do not use mouth-to-mouth method if victim ingested or inhaled the substance; induce artificial respiration with the aid of a pocket mask equipped with a one-way valve or other proper respiratory medical device. Administer oxygen if breathing is difficult. Remove and isolate contaminated clothing and shoes.
   Skin
Remove contaminated clothing and wash exposed area thoroughly with soap and water. A physician should examine the area if irritation or pain persists.
   Eyes
In case of contact with substance, immediately flush with running water for at least 20 minutes.

Transport.
UN number
3017
Response guide
Hazard class
6.1
Packing Group
I; II; III