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|Molar mass||129.18 g/mol|
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Metam sodium is an organosulfur compound (formally a dithiocarbamate), which is used as a soil fumigant, pesticide, herbicide, and fungicide. It is one of the most widely used pesticides in the United States, with approximately 60 million pounds used in 2001. Metam sodium is the sodium salt of methyl dithiocarbamate.
In 1991 a tank car with 19,000 gallons of Metam sodium spilled into Sacramento River above Lake Shasta. This killed all fish in a 41-mile stretch of the river. 20 years later the rainbow trout population has recovered.
- Merck Index, 11th Edition, 5860.
- 2000-2001 Pesticide Market Estimates Archived 2009-02-07 at the Wayback Machine, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
- Review of Metam Sodium, Dazomet, Methylisothiocyanate (MITC), Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority, June 1997
- "Largest chemical spill in California history". dtsc.ca.gov. Retrieved 2017-12-11.
- Metam sodium in the Pesticide Properties DataBase (PPDB)