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FERBAMICSC: 0792
Ferric dimethyldithiocarbamate
Iron tris(dimethyldithiocarbamate)
September 1997
CAS #: 14484-64-1
UN #: 2771
EC Number: 238-484-2

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.    NO open flames.    Use water spray, powder.   

 PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!  
  SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID
Inhalation Cough. Sore throat.  Use local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention. 
Skin Dry skin. Redness. Pain.  Protective gloves. Protective clothing.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. 
Eyes Redness. Pain.  Wear safety spectacles.  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion Confusion. Drowsiness. Headache. Nausea.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.  Induce vomiting (ONLY IN CONSCIOUS PERSONS!). Refer for medical attention . 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Personal protection: particulate filter respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Sweep spilled substance into covered sealable containers. If appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

 

Transportation
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 6.1; UN Pack Group: III 

STORAGE
Separated from strong oxidants, copper compounds, mercury compounds, alkaline materials and food and feedstuffs. Dry. Well closed. 
PACKAGING
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs. 
FERBAM ICSC: 0792
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
ODOURLESS BLACK CRYSTALLINE POWDER. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Decomposes on heating and on contact with moisture. This produces toxic and flammable gases. Reacts with strong oxidants. 

Formula: C9H18FeN3S6 / ((CH3)2NCS2)3Fe
Molecular mass: 416.5
Decomposes at 180°C
Solubility in water: none 


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its aerosol and by ingestion. 

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance is irritating to the eyes, skin and respiratory tract. The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system. 

Inhalation risk
Evaporation at 20°C is negligible; a harmful concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly when dispersed. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
Repeated or prolonged contact with skin may cause dermatitis. Repeated or prolonged contact may cause skin sensitization. The substance may have effects on the nervous system and thyroid. 


OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS
TLV: (inhalable fraction): 5 mg/m3, as TWA; A4 (not classifiable as a human carcinogen) 

ENVIRONMENT
The substance is very toxic to aquatic organisms. Avoid release to the environment in circumstances different to normal use. 

NOTES
The substance is combustible but no flash point is available in literature.
Exposure to Ferbam may cause alcohol intolerance.
Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is suggested.
Carrier solvents used in commercial formulations may change physical and toxicological properties.
Ferbam is often used in combinations with dithiocarbamates. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
Symbol: Xi, N; R: 36/37/38-50/53; S: (2)-60-61 

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    See Also:
       Toxicological Abbreviations
       Ferbam (FAO Meeting Report PL/1965/10/1)
       Ferbam (FAO/PL:1967/M/11/1)
       Ferbam (Pesticide residues in food: 1996 evaluations Part II Toxicological)
       Ferbam (IARC Summary & Evaluation, Volume 12, 1976)