- Potassium N,N-dimethyldithiocarbamate
- Carbamodithioic acid, dimethyl-, potassium salt
- Busan 85
- MBC 350
C3H7NS2 . K
A concentrated aqueous solution. A green liquid.
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.
Swiss Giftliste 1
Japan ENCS (MITI)
1.22 g/cm3 (20 C)
Hazards and Protection.
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.
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.
Goggles or safety glasses and PVC rubber gloves are recommended.
Use NIOSH/MSHA approved respirator appropriate for exposure of concern.
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.
Incompatible with acids, peroxides, and acid halides.
Wear full protective clothing including self-contained breathing apparatus. In case of fire use equipment/media appropriate to surrounding fire conditions.
Intense heat will cause instability.
If involved in intense fires will give off oxides of sulphur and nitrogen. May emit toxic fumes of cyanide, nitrogen and sulphur dioxide.
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.
May be harmful if swallowed.
Causes irritation of the mucous membranes.
Causes irritation. Avoid prolonged contact.
Will irritate, corrosive to eye tissue.
Induce vomiting with Ipecac syrup. Seek medical assistance if patient remains unwell.
Remove to fresh air. Seep medical assistance if patient remains unwell.
Remove contaminated clothing. Wash affected areas with soap and water.
Flush with water for 15 minutes. Seek medical attention if irritation percists.
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