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|Molar mass||275.77 g mol−1|
|Appearance||pale yellow powder|
|EU classification||Irritants (Xi)
|S-phrases||(S2) S8 S24/25 S46|
|Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)|
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Synthesis and applications
Zineb and is a polymeric complex of zinc with the ethylene bis(dithiocarbamate) anionic ligand. Its uses include control of downy mildews, rusts and redfire disease. It is produced by reacting ethylene bis(dithiocarbamate) sodium salt, "nabam", with zinc sulfate. This procedure can be carried out by mixing nabam and zinc sulfate in the spray tank.
Its uses include control of downy mildews, rusts and redfire disease. In the US it was once registered as a "General Use Pesticide", however all registrations were voluntarily cancelled following an EPA special review. It continues to be used in many other countries. Zineb has been described to interfere with glucocorticoid metabolism, by inhibiting the activity of the enzyme 11beta-hydroxysteroiddehydrogenase type 2, which converts cortisol to cortisone.
- Metam sodium - A related dithiocarbamate salt which is also used as a fungicide
- Maneb - ethylene bis(dithiocarbamate) with manganese instead of zinc
- Ullmann's Agrochemicals, Wiley-VCH Staff , Wiley-Vch (COR), 2007 ISBN 3-527-31604-3
- Michael A. Kamrin, (1997) Pesticide Profiles: Toxicity, Environmental Impact, and Fate, CRC Press, ISBN 1-56670-190-2
- Atanasov AG, Tam S, Röcken JM, Baker ME,Odermatt A. Inhibition of 11beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 2 bydithiocarbamates. Biochem Biophys ResCommun. 2003 Aug 22;308(2):257-62. PubMedPMID: 12901862. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12901862