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Fenthion

Synonyms & Trade Names
Baytex; Entex; O,O-Dimethyl O-3-methyl-4-methylthiophenyl phosphorothioate
CAS No.
55-38-9
RTECS No.
TF9625000
DOT ID & Guide
Formula
C10H15O3PS
Conversion
IDLH
N.D.
See: IDLH INDEX
Exposure Limits
NIOSH REL
: See Appendix D
OSHA PEL
: none
Measurement Methods

None available
See: NMAM or OSHA Methods
Physical Description
Colorless to brown liquid with a slight, garlic-like odor. [insecticide]
MW:
278.3
BP:
?
FRZ:
43°F
Sol:
0.006%
VP:
0.0003 mmHg
IP:
?
Sp.Gr:
1.25
Fl.P:
NA
UEL:
NA
LEL:
NA
Noncombustible Liquid
Incompatibilities & Reactivities
Oxidizers
Exposure Routes
inhalation, skin absorption, ingestion, skin and/or eye contact
Symptoms
nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, salivation; headache, dizziness, lassitude (weakness, exhaustion); rhinorrhea (discharge of thin nasal mucus), chest tightness; blurred vision, miosis; cardiac irregularities; muscle fasciculation; dyspnea (breathing difficulty)
Target Organs
respiratory system, central nervous system, cardiovascular system, plasma cholinesterase
Personal Protection/Sanitation
(See protection codes)
Skin: Prevent skin contact
Eyes: Prevent eye contact
Wash skin: When contaminated
Remove: When wet or contaminated
Change: Daily
First Aid
(See procedures)
Eye: Irrigate immediately
Skin: Soap flush immediately
Breathing: Respiratory support
Swallow: Medical attention immediately
Respirator Recommendations

Not available.

Important additional information about respirator selection

See also: INTRODUCTION   See ICSC CARD: 0655
 
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