Potassium dimethyldithiocarbamate

  • Potassium N,N-dimethyldithiocarbamate
  • Carbamodithioic acid, dimethyl-, potassium salt
  • Busan 85
  • MBC 350
  • Arylane
Formula
C3H7NS2 . K
Structure
Description
A concentrated aqueous solution. A green liquid.
Uses
A broad spectrum microbiocide for controlling the growth of bacteria and fungi in pulp and paper manufacture and related systems. It is employed for slime control and for the protection of coating formulations, starch slurries, glue and other paper making chemicals.It is compatible with most pulp mill stocks & paper machine furnishes & for slime control it is not retained by the paper.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
128-03-0
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
204-875-1
RTECS
FA0850000
RTECS class
Other
UN (DOT)
3006
Beilstein/Gmelin
4157950
RCRA
U383
EPA OPP
34803
Swiss Giftliste 1
G-8574
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C3H7NS2*K
Formula mass
177.34
Density
1.22 g/cm3 (20 C)

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a cool area away from oxidising agents. Avoid unnecessary contact with skin and eyes. Use normal hygeine and housekeeping practices. Keep container sealed and do not store with foodstuffs, grains, fertilisers or other biocides or herbicides.
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
Goggles or safety glasses and PVC rubber gloves are recommended.
Respirators
Use NIOSH/MSHA approved respirator appropriate for exposure of concern.
Small spills/leaks
Contain spill and absorb with sand or proprietary absorbent (vermiculite). Prevent from entering drains, waterways or sewers. Collect in suitable sealed open-topped containers for disposal.
Stability
No data.
Incompatibilities
Incompatible with acids, peroxides, and acid halides.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Wear full protective clothing including self-contained breathing apparatus. In case of fire use equipment/media appropriate to surrounding fire conditions.
Fire potential
Non-flammable
Hazards
Intense heat will cause instability.
Combustion products
If involved in intense fires will give off oxides of sulphur and nitrogen. May emit toxic fumes of cyanide, nitrogen and sulphur dioxide.

Health.
Poison_Class
4
Exposure effects
For many dithiocarbamates, there is a severe interaction between the compound and alcohol, which can result in nausea and vomiting. It is not known whether this product has the same effect or how severe it is. Some dithiocarbamates can cause dermatitis and/or irritation of the mucous membranes. Chronic exposure to some dithiocarbamates can cause thyroid problems.
   Ingestion
May be harmful if swallowed.
   Inhalation
Causes irritation of the mucous membranes.
   Skin
Causes irritation. Avoid prolonged contact.
   Eyes
Will irritate, corrosive to eye tissue.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Induce vomiting with Ipecac syrup. Seek medical assistance if patient remains unwell.
   Inhalation
Remove to fresh air. Seep medical assistance if patient remains unwell.
   Skin
Remove contaminated clothing. Wash affected areas with soap and water.
   Eyes
Flush with water for 15 minutes. Seek medical attention if irritation percists.

Transport.
UN number
3006
Response guide
Hazard class
6.1
Packing Group
I; II; III