3D model (JSmol)
|Molar mass||240.42 g·mol−1|
|Appearance||White to yellow crystalline powder|
|Melting point||155 to 156 °C (311 to 313 °F; 428 to 429 K)|
|Vapor pressure||0.000008 mmHg (20 °C)|
|Flash point||138 °C (280 °F)|
|Lethal dose or concentration (LD, LC):|
LD50 (median dose)
|1350 mg/kg (mouse, oral)|
210 mg/kg (rabbit, oral)
560 mg/kg (rat, oral)
LC50 (median concentration)
|500 mg/m3 (rat, 4 hr)|
|US health exposure limits (NIOSH):|
|TWA 5 mg/m3|
|TWA 5 mg/m3|
IDLH (Immediate danger)
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Thiram is the simplest thiuram disulfide and the oxidized dimer of dimethyldithiocarbamate. It is used as a fungicide, ectoparasiticide to prevent fungal diseases in seed and crops and similarly as a animal repellent to protect fruit trees and ornamentals from damage by rabbits, rodents and deer. It is effective against Stem gall of coriander, damping off, smut of millet, neck rot of onion, etc. Thiram has been used in the treatment of human scabies, as a sun screen and as a bactericide applied directly to the skin or incorporated into soap.
Thiram is also used as a sulfur source and secondary accelerator the sulfur vulcanization of rubbers.
Thiram was traditionally used in apple and wine farming. Since 2010 most Thiram is applied to soybeans.
Thiram is a type of sulphur fungicide. It has been found to dissolve completely in chloroform, acetone and ether. It is available as dust, flowable, wettable powder, water dispersible granules, and water suspension formulations and in mixtures with other fungicides.
Thiram is nearly immobile in clay soils or in soils of high organic matter. It is not expected to contaminate groundwater because of its in-soil half life of 15 days and tendency to stick to soil particles.
As a waste, Thiram carries an EPA U244 code.
Thiram is moderately toxic by ingestion, but it is highly toxic if inhaled. Acute exposure in humans may cause headaches, dizziness, fatigue, nausea, diarrhea and other gastrointestinal complaints.
Chronic or repeated exposure may cause sensitive skin, and it may have effects on the thyroid or liver.
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- U.S. Department of Agriculture, Soil Conservation Service. 1990 (Nov). SCS/ARS/CES Pesticide Properties Database: Version 2.0 (Summary). USDA - Soil Conservation Service, Syracuse, NY.
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- Hayes, W.J. and E.R. Laws, ed. (1990). Handbook of Pesticide Toxicology. Vol. 3, Classes of Pesticides. NY: Academic Press, Inc.
- NIOSH - Thiram International Chemical Safety Card (ICSC July 22, 2015
- Thiram in the Pesticide Properties DataBase (PPDB)