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FERBAM
ICSC: 0792
Peer-Review Status: 10.09.1997 Validated
Ferric dimethyldithiocarbamate
Iron tris(dimethyldithiocarbamate) 
CAS #: 14484-64-1 RTECS #: NO8750000
UN #: 2771
EC #: 006-051-00-5
EINECS #: 238-484-2
    Formula: C9H18FeN3S6 / ((CH3)2NCS2)3Fe
Molecular mass: 416.5

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.  NO open flames.  Use water spray, powder. 
EXPLOSION      
 
EXPOSURE   PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!   
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
PACKAGING & LABELLING
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. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Personal protection: particulate filter respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance.  Do not transport with food and feedstuffs. 
EC Classification
Symbol: Xi, N; R: 36/37/38-50/53; S: (2)-60-61 
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 6.1; UN Pack Group: III 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61GT7-III.  Separated from strong oxidants, copper compounds, mercury compounds, alkaline materials and food and feedstuffs. Dry. Well closed. 

IMPORTANT DATA
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. 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV: 10mg/m³ as TWA; A4 (not classifiable as a human carcinogen); (ACGIH 2004). 

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

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

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. 

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. 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Decomposes at 180°C
Solubility in water: none 
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.
Ferbeck, Fermate, Ferradow, Hexaferb, Karbam Black, Knockmate and Trifungol are trade names.
Card has been partly updated in October 2004.
See sections Occupational Exposure Limits, EU classification, Emergency Response. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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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)