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Azinphos-methyl

Synonyms & Trade Names
O,O-Dimethyl-S-4-oxo-1,2,3-benzotriazin-3(4H)-ylmethyl phosphorodithioate, Guthion®, Methyl azinphos
CAS No.
86-50-0
RTECS No.
TE1925000
DOT ID & Guide
2783 152(organophosphorus pesticide, solid, toxic)
Formula
C10H12O3PS2N3 [(CH3O)2P(S)SCH2(N3C7H4O)]
Conversion
IDLH
10 mg/m3
See: 86500
Exposure Limits
NIOSH REL
TWA 0.2 mg/m3 [skin]
OSHA PEL
TWA 0.2 mg/m3 [skin]
Measurement Methods
NIOSH 5600;
OSHA PV2087
See: NMAM or OSHA Methods
Physical Description
Colorless crystals or a brown, waxy solid. [insecticide]
Molecular Weight
317.3
Boiling Point
Decomposes
Melting Point
163°F
Solubility
0.003%
Vapor Pressure
8 x 10-9 mmHg
Ionization Potential
?
Specific Gravity
1.44
Flash Point
NA
Upper Exposive Limit
NA
Lower Explosive Limit
NA
Noncombustible solid
Incompatibilities & Reactivities
Strong oxidizers, acids
Exposure Routes
inhalation, skin absorption, ingestion, skin and/or eye contact
Symptoms
Miosis; ache eyes; blurred vision, lacrimation (discharge of tears), rhinorrhea (discharge of thin nasal mucus); headache; chest tightness, wheezing, laryngeal spasm; salivation; cyanosis; anorexia; nausea, vomiting, diarrhea; sweating; twitching, paralysis, convulsions; low blood pressure, cardiac irreg
Target Organs
respiratory system, central nervous system, cardiovascular system, blood 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
Provide:Quick drench
First Aid
(See procedures)
Eye:Irrigate immediately
Skin:Soap wash immediately
Breathing:Respiratory support
Swallow:Medical attention immediately
Respirator Recommendations

NIOSH/OSHA

Up to 2 mg/m3:
(APF = 10) Any air-purifying half-mask respirator with organic vapor cartridge(s) in combination with an N95, R95, or P95 filter. The following filters may also be used: N99, R99, P99, N100, R100, P100.
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(APF = 10) Any supplied-air respirator

Up to 5 mg/m3:
(APF = 25) Any supplied-air respirator operated in a continuous-flow mode
(APF = 25) Any powered, air-purifying respirator with an organic vapor cartridge in combination with a high-efficiency particulate filter.

Up to 10 mg/m3:
(APF = 50) Any air-purifying full-facepiece respirator equipped with organic vapor cartridge(s) in combination with an N100, R100, or P100 filter.
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(APF = 50) Any air-purifying, full-facepiece respirator (gas mask) with a chin-style, front- or back-mounted organic vapor canister having an N100, R100, or P100 filter.
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(APF = 50) Any powered, air-purifying respirator with a tight-fitting facepiece and organic vapor cartridge(s) in combination with a high-efficiency particulate filter
(APF = 50) Any supplied-air respirator that has a tight-fitting facepiece and is operated in a continuous-flow mode
(APF = 50) Any self-contained breathing apparatus with a full facepiece
(APF = 50) Any supplied-air respirator with a full facepiece

Emergency or planned entry into unknown concentrations or IDLH conditions:
(APF = 10,000) Any self-contained breathing apparatus that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode
(APF = 10,000) Any supplied-air respirator that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode in combination with an auxiliary self-contained positive-pressure breathing apparatus

Escape:
(APF = 50) Any air-purifying, full-facepiece respirator (gas mask) with a chin-style, front- or back-mounted organic vapor canister having an N100, R100, or P100 filter.
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Any appropriate escape-type, self-contained breathing apparatus

Important additional information about respirator selection

See also
INTRODUCTION   ICSC CARD: 0826   MEDICAL TESTS: 0020
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