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General Description

  • Synonyms: Temik
  • OSHA IMIS Code Number: 0123
  • Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) Registry Number: 116-06-3
  • NIOSH Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS) Identification Number: UE2275000; 67291
  • Chemical Description and Physical Properties:
    • systemic insecticide, acaricide, and nematocide for soil use. Technical aldicarb is white crystalline solid
    • specific gravity: 1.195
    • vapor pressure: 0.0001 mm at 25°C Solubility in water 0.6% at 25°C

Health Factors

  • Health Effects: LD50 (oral, rat) 0.6 mg/kg;
  • Skin Abscesses: LD50 (rat) 2.5 mg/kg
  • One of the most toxic of the carbamate insecticides.

Monitoring Methods used by OSHA

Primary Laboratory Sampling/Analytical Method (SLC1):
  • OSHA Versatile Sampler (OVS-2) - 13 mm XAD-2 tube (270/140 mg sections, 20/60 mesh) with a Glass Fiber Filter enclosed
  • analytical solvent: Acetone
  • maximum volume: 480 Liters
  • maximum flow rate: 1.0 L/min
  • current analytical method: Gas Chromatography; GC/NPD
  • method reference: 2 (OSHA 74)
  • method classification: Fully Validated
Wipe Sampling Method:
  • Glass Fiber Filter
  • solvent: Dry or Isopropanol
Bulk Method:
  • Limit the amount of bulk submitted to one gram or one mL.

55% methanol 45% water extraction; Zorbax ODS; 55% methanol 45% water; 1 mL/min; UV Det: 254, 229; Hg lamp; Retention time, 9 min; DL 9 ng/inj; C/P DBA

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