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Metham sodium

Metham sodium
Metham sodium structure
Chemical Name:
Metham sodium
Molecular Formula:
Formula Weight:
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Metham sodium Properties

Boiling point:
storage temp. 
Water Solubility 
72.2 g/100 mL at 20 ºC
CAS DataBase Reference
137-42-8(CAS DataBase Reference)
EPA Substance Registry System
Carbamodithioic acid, methyl-, monosodium salt(137-42-8)
  • Risk and Safety Statements
  • Hazard and Precautionary Statements (GHS)
Hazard Codes  C;N,N,C
Risk Statements  22-31-34-50/53-43
Safety Statements  26-36/37/39-45-60-61
RTECS  FC2100000
HazardClass  6.1(b)
PackingGroup  III
HS Code  29302000
Hazardous Substances Data 137-42-8(Hazardous Substances Data)
Signal word: Danger
Hazard statements:
Code Hazard statements Hazard class Category Signal word Pictogram P-Codes
H302 Harmful if swallowed Acute toxicity,oral Category 4 Warning P264, P270, P301+P312, P330, P501
H314 Causes severe skin burns and eye damage Skin corrosion/irritation Category 1A, B, C Danger P260,P264, P280, P301+P330+ P331,P303+P361+P353, P363, P304+P340,P310, P321, P305+ P351+P338, P405,P501
H317 May cause an allergic skin reaction Sensitisation, Skin Category 1 Warning P261, P272, P280, P302+P352,P333+P313, P321, P363, P501
H410 Very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects Hazardous to the aquatic environment, long-term hazard Category 1 Warning P273, P391, P501
Precautionary statements:
P273 Avoid release to the environment.
P280 Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
P310 Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician.
P305+P351+P338 IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continuerinsing.
P501 Dispose of contents/container to..…

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Sigma-Aldrich N12382 Metam sodium 137-42-8 250mg $40.7 2018-11-20 Buy

Metham sodium Chemical Properties,Uses,Production

Chemical Properties

White, crystalline solid. Readily soluble in water; moderately soluble in alcohol; stable in concentrated aqueous solution but decomposes in dilute aqueous solution; unstable in moist soil.

Chemical Properties

A yellow to nearly clear yellow-green solution. Also described as a colorless to white crystalline solid. Unpleasant sulfur-amine odor, similar to that of carbon disulfide


Fungicide, nematocide, weed killer, insecticide, soil fumigant.

General Description

A yellow to light yellow-green aqueous solution with an odor of amine and sulfur that varies in intensity. Boiling point 230°F. Metham sodium has a specific gravity of 1.162. Metham sodium will decompose upon dilution to carbon disulfide, monomethylamine, methylisothiocyanate, and hydrogen sulfide. The decomposition products are flammable and toxic. The acute symptoms of exposure to metam sodium are excessive salivation, sweating, fatigue, weakness, nausea, headache, dizziness, eye and respiratory tract irritation, and skin irritation in the form of rashes. The spillage of a rail car tanker of metal sodium into the Sacramento River caused a major fish kill (over a million trout) along several miles of that river.

Air & Water Reactions

Slow reaction upon dilution produces toxic gases hydrogen sulfide and methylisothiocyanate. This reaction is accelerated by the addition of acid.

Reactivity Profile

METAM SODIUM is a dithiocarbamate. Flammable gases are generated by the combination of thiocarbamates and dithiocarbamates with aldehydes, nitrides, and hydrides. Thiocarbamates and dithiocarbamates are incompatible with acids, peroxides, and acid halides.


Irritant to tissue, toxic to plants and vege- tation.

Health Hazard

TOXIC; inhalation, ingestion or skin contact with material may cause severe injury or death. Contact with molten substance may cause severe burns to skin and eyes. Avoid any skin contact. Effects of contact or inhalation may be delayed. Fire may produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic gases. Runoff from fire control or dilution water may be corrosive and/or toxic and cause pollution.

Fire Hazard

Non-combustible, substance itself does not burn but may decompose upon heating to produce corrosive and/or toxic fumes. Some are oxidizers and may ignite combustibles (wood, paper, oil, clothing, etc.). Contact with metals may evolve flammable hydrogen gas. Containers may explode when heated.

Agricultural Uses

Fungicide; Nematicide, Herbicide, Soil fumi- gant, Algaecide: A general soil biocide that is used to control weeds, weed seeds, roots, tubers, rhizomes, insects, nematodes and soil inhabiting fungi on all food and non-food crops. Also used as a pre-planting fumigant in seed beds, vine crops, fruit trees, row crops, flowers and ornamentals. Environmental friendly; it breaks down after two weeks into carbon dioxide, water, and sodium and sulfur in small amounts. A U.S. EPA restricted Use Pesticide (RUP). Registered for use in some EU countries .

Trade name

A7-VAPAM®; BASAMID-FLUID®; BUSAN®; CHAP-FUME®; DISCOVERY®; HERBATIM (dihydrate)®; KARBATION®; KARBATION (di- hydrate)®; MAPOSOL®; MAPOSOL (dihydrate)®; METACIDE®; METAM (dihydrate)®; METAM-FLUID BASF®; METHAM DIHYDRATE (dihydrate)®; MONAM (dihydrate)®; N-869®; N 869 (dihydrate)®; NEMATIN®; SECTAGON®; SISTAN®; SMDC (di- hydrate)®; SOLASAN 500®; SOLESAN 500®; SOMETAM®; TRAPEX®; TRIMATON (dihydrate)®; TRIMATRON®; UCETAM®; VAPAM®; VAPAM (di- hydrate)®; VAPOROOTER (dihydrate)®; VDM®; VPM (dihydrate)®; VPM® Fungicide; VPN®; WOODFUME VAPAM®

Contact allergens

Metham-Na is a fungicide nematocide of the dithiocarbamate group. Sensitization occurs among agricultural workers.

Potential Exposure

A dithiocarbamate fungicide, nematicide, herbicide, soil fumigant, and algaecide A general soil biocide that is used to control weeds, weed seeds, roots, tubers, rhizomes, insects, nematodes and soil inhabiting fungi on all food and nonfood crops. Also used as a preplanting fumigant in seed beds, vine crops, fruit trees, row crops, flowers and ornamentals. Environmental friendly; it breaks down after two weeks into carbon dioxide, water, and sodium and sulfur in small amounts. A United States Environmental Protection Agency Restricted Use Pesticide (RUP).

First aid

Move victim to fresh air. Call 911 or emergency medical service. Give artificial respiration if victim is not breathing. Do not use mouth-to-mouth method if victim ingested or inhaled the substance; give artificial respiration with the aid of a pocket mask equipped with a one-way valve or other proper respiratory medical device. Administer oxygen if breathing is difficult. Remove and isolate contaminated clothing and shoes. In case of contact with substance, immediately flush skin or eyes with running water for at least 20 minutes. For minor skin contact, avoid spreading material on unaffected skin. Keep victim warm and quiet. Effects of exposure (inhalation, ingestion, or skin contact) to substance may be delayed. Ensure that medical personnel are aware of the material(s) involved and take precautions to protect themselves.


UN3267 Corrosive liquid, basic, organic, n.o.s., Hazard class: 8; Labels: 8-Corrosive material, Technical Name Required. UN2771 Dithiocarbamate and Thiocarbamate pesticides, solid, toxic, Hazard Class: 6.1; Labels: 6.1-Poisonous materials


Slow reaction upon dilution in water releasing toxic gases of hydrogen sulfide and methyl isothiocyanate. This reaction is accelerated by the addition of acid. May liberate toxic gas when in contact with acids. Combustible; vapors when heated or dust from dry material may form explosive mixture in air. Dithiocarbamate esters are combustible. They react violently with powerful oxidizers such as calcium hypochlorite. Poisonous gases are generated by the thermal decomposition of Dithiocarbamate compounds, including carbon disulfide, oxides of sulfur, oxides of nitrogen, hydrogen sulfide, ammonia, and methylamine. Thio and dithiocarbamates slowly decompose in aqueous solution to form carbon disulfide and methylamine or other amines. Such decompositions are accelerated by acids. Flammable gases are generated by the combination of dithiocarbamate with aldehydes, nitrides, and hydrides. Dithiocarbamate are incompatible with acids, peroxides, and acid halides. Corrosive to iron, copper brass and zinc metals, especially in the presence of moisture. Heat alkalies (lime), moisture can cause decomposition. Degradation produces ethylene thiourea.

Waste Disposal

Do not discharge into drains or sewers. Dispose of waste material as hazardous waste using a licensed disposal contractor to an approved landfill. Consult with environmental regulatory agencies for guidance on acceptable disposal practices. Generators of waste containing this contaminant (≥100 kg/mo) must conform to EPA regulations governing storage, transportation, treatment, and waste disposal. A potential candidate for liquid injection incineration at a temperature range of 650 to 1600C and a residence time 0.1 to 2 seconds. Also, a potential candidate for rotary kiln incineration at a temperature range of 820 to 1600C and residence times of seconds for liquids and gases, and hours for solids.

Metham sodium Preparation Products And Raw materials

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2018-12-25 metam-sodium
US $1.00 / kg 1g 99% 100KG career henan chemical co

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