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Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS)

Zinc phosphide

RTECS #

ZH4900000

CAS #

1314-84-7; 39342-49-9

Updated

July 2013

Molecular Weight

258.05

Molecular Formula

P2Zn3

Synonyms

Blue-OX
Gopha-rid
Kilrat
Mous-Con
Phosphure de zinc (French)
Phosvin
RCRA waste number P122
Rumetan
Trizinc diphosphide
Zinc(phosphure de) (French)
Zinco(fosfuro di) (Italian)
Zinc-Tox
Zinkfosfide (Dutch)
Zinkphosphid (German)
ZP

Mutation Data and Reference

System TestRoute/Organism/TissueDoseReference
mutation in mammalian somatic cellsother cell types/mouse10 mg/L (+/-enzymatic activation step)FEREAC 68,40939,2003

Acute Toxicity Data and References

Route/OrganismDoseEffectReference
intraperitoneal/mouse lethal dose (50 percent kill): 263 mg/kgGTPZAB 31(9),24,1987
intraperitoneal/rat lethal dose (50 percent kill): 450 mg/kgGTPZAB 31(9),24,1987
intratracheal/rat lowest published lethal dose: 127.5 mg/kgVCVN5* -,68,1993
oral/cat lowest published lethal dose: 40 mg/kgYKYUA6 28,329,1977
oral/Dog lowest published lethal dose: 40 mg/kgYKYUA6 27,189,1976
oral/domestic animal lethal dose (50 percent kill): 60 mg/kgPEMNDP 9,865,1991
oral/duck lethal dose (50 percent kill): 37500 µg/kg85JFAN A421,1984
oral/mouse lethal dose (50 percent kill): 40 mg/kgBehavioral: Somnolence (general depressed activity)

Lung, Thorax, or Respiration: Respiratory depression
YKYUA6 31,1247,1980
oral/quail lethal dose (50 percent kill): 13500 µg/kg85JFAN A421,1984
oral/rabbit lowest published lethal dose: 40 mg/kgLung, Thorax, or Respiration: Respiratory depression

Lung, Thorax, or Respiration: Respiratory stimulation
JAPMA8 41,468,1952
oral/rat lethal dose (50 percent kill): 40.5 mg/kgSpinal Cord: Other degenerative changes

Biochemical: Enzyme inhibition, induction, or change in blood or tissue levels: Other esterases
HBPTO* 2,1365,2001
oral/rat lethal dose (50 percent kill): 12 mg/kgGastrointestinal: Other changesMAGJAL 52(2),166,1979
oral/rat lethal dose (50 percent kill): 46 mg/kgVCVN5* -,68,1993
oral/wild bird lethal dose (50 percent kill): 23700 µg/kgAECTCV 12,355,1983
oral/woman lowest published toxic dose: 3.6 gm/kgCardiac: Change in force of contraction

Gastrointestinal: Nausea or vomiting

Nutritional and Gross Metabolic: Body temperature decrease
HBPTO* 2,1366,2001
oral/woman lowest published lethal dose: 80 mg/kgGastrointestinal: Nausea or vomitingZACCAL 23,144,1948
skin/rabbit lethal dose (50 percent kill): 2 gm/kg85JFAN A421,1984
skin/rabbit lowest published toxic dose: 2000 mg/kgNutritional and Gross Metabolic: Weight loss or decreased weight gainFEREAC 63,45179,1998
unreported route/man lowest published lethal dose: 40 mg/kgAJPEAG 36,1427,1946
unreported route/rat lethal dose (50 percent kill): 45 mg/kgYKYUA6 30,397,1979

Other Multiple Dose Data and References

Route/OrganismDoseEffectReference
inhalation/rat lowest published toxic concentration: 1 mg/m3/17W- intermittentCardiac: Pulse rate increased without fall in BP

Blood: Pigmented or nucleated red blood cells

Nutritional and Gross Metabolic: Weight loss or decreased weight gain
GTPZAB 31(9),24,1987
inhalation/rat lowest published toxic concentration: 1 mg/m3/24H/17W- continuousBehavioral: Altered sleep time (including change in righting reflex)

Cardiac: Pulse rate increased without fall in BP

Blood: Normocytic anemia
VCVN5* -,68,1989
oral/rat lowest published toxic dose: 90 mg/kg/90D- intermittentKidney, Ureter, and Bladder: Other changes

Liver: Changes in liver weight

Related to Chronic Data: Death in the "MULTIPLE DOSE" data type field
FEREAC 68,56189,2003
oral/rat lowest published toxic dose: 16 mg/kg/4D- intermittentRelated to Chronic Data: Death in the "MULTIPLE DOSE" data type fieldFEREAC 68,56189,2003
oral/rat lowest published toxic dose: 910 mg/kg/13W- continuousBehavioral: Food intake (animal)

Nutritional and Gross Metabolic: Weight loss or decreased weight gain

Related to Chronic Data: Death in the "MULTIPLE DOSE" data type field
IJEBA6 18,854,1980

Reviews

OrganizationStandardReference
TOXICOLOGY REVIEWHUTOX* -,515,1996
TOXICOLOGY REVIEWHUTOX* -,561,1996
TOXICOLOGY REVIEWMUREAV 721,27,2011

Standards and Regulations

OrganizationStandardReference
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) 1988 PESTICIDE SUBJECT TO REGISTRATION OR RE-REGISTRATIONFEREAC 54,7740,1989
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) 1998 STATUS OF PESTICIDESRED CompletedRBREV* -,156,1998
Occupational Exposure Limit-GERMANYMAK 0.1 mg(Zn)/m3, resp, 2011
Occupational Exposure Limit-GERMANYMAK 2 mg(Zn)/m3, inhal, 2011
Occupational Exposure Limit-RUSSIAshort term exposure limit 0.1 mg/m3, JUN2003
Occupational Exposure Limit-SWITZERLANDMAK-week 0.1 mg(Zn)/m3, KZG-week 0.4 mg(Zn)/m3, resp, JAN2011
Occupational Exposure Limit-SWITZERLANDMAK-week 2 mg(Zn)/m3, KZG-week 4 mg(Zn)/m3, inhal, JAN2011

NIOSH Documentation and Surveillance

OrganizationStandardReference
National Occupational Exposure Survey 1983Hazard Code X2920; Number of Industries 3; Total Number of Facilities 275; Number of Occupations 3; Total Number of Employees Exposed 3862; Total Number of Female Employees Exposed 48

Status in Federal Agencies

OrganizationReference
EPA TSCA Section 8(b) CHEMICAL INVENTORY
On EPA IRIS database
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