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oxycarboxin (Plantvax) Chemical Profile 2/85

                                    oxycarboxin

      CHEMICAL NAME:      5,6-dihydro-2-methyl-N-phenyl-1,4-oxathiin-3-
                          carboxamide 4,4-dioxide; the dioxide of Vitavax (56)

      TRADE NAME(S):      Plantvax (56)

      FORMULATION(S):     75% wettable powder, 5% liquid for greenhouse (48)

      TYPE:               Organic fungicide

      BASIC PRODUCER(S):  Uniroyal Chemical Co.
                          Emic Bldg.
                          Naugatuck, CT

      STATUS:             General use

      PRINCIPAL USES:  Foliar systemic against rust on carnations and
      geraniums (greenhouse).  Used in conjunction with regular watering and
      fertilizing program (48).


                                   I.  EFFICACY

           To be developed.


                             II.  PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

      MOLECULAR FORMULA:  C12 H13 NO4 S (26)

      MOLECULAR WEIGHT:   267.3 (26)

      PHYSICAL STATE:     Colorless crystals (pure compound) (26)

      MELTING POINT:      127.5-130 (pure compound) (26)

      SOLUBILITY:         1 g/l water at 25 C (pure compound) (26)


                          III.  HEALTH HAZARD INFORMATION

      OSHA STANDARD:  NA

      NIOSH RECOMMENDED LIMIT:  NA

      ACGIH RECOMMENDED LIMIT:  NA

      TOXICOLOGY

           A.  ACUTE TOXICITY

               DERMAL:  LD50 = 16,000 mg/kg (rabbit) (26)

               ORAL:    LD50 = 2000 mg/kg (rat) (26)

           B.  SUBACUTE AND CHRONIC TOXICITY:

           To be developed.


                        IV.  ENVIRONMENTAL  CONSIDERATIONS

           Some hazard to fish and wildlife.  Relatively nonhazardous to
      honey bees.  Nonphytotoxic (48).


                      V.  EMERGENCY AND FIRST AID PROCEDURES

           The chemical information provided below has been condensed
      from original source documents, primarily from "Recognition and
      Management of Pesticide Poisonings", 3rd ed. by Donald P.  Morgan,
      which have been footnoted.  This information has been provided in
      this form for your convenience and general guidance only.  In
      specific cases, further consultation and reference may be required
      and is recommended.  This information is not intended as a sub-
      stitute for a more exhaustive review of the literature nor for the
      judgement of a physician or other trained professional.

           If poisoning is suspected, do not wait for symptoms to develop.
      Contact a physician, the nearest hospital, or the nearest Poison
      Control Center.

           EYE CONTACT:   Flush immediately with running water and get
      medical attention (41c).


                        VI.  FIRE AND EXPLOSION INFORMATION

           To be developed.


                                VII.  COMPATIBILITY

           Compatible with most commonly used pesticides (48).
           It is compatible with all except highly acidic or alkaline
      pesticides (26).


                            VIII.  PROTECTIVE MEASURES

      STORAGE AND HANDLING:  Avoid inhaling dust or spray.  Wash hands and
      face thoroughly with soap and water after use or before eating or
      smoking.  Avoid contact with skin, eyes and clothing.  Keep away from
      food and food products (41c).


                       IX.  PROCEDURES FOR SPILLS AND LEAKS

                     IN CASE OF EMERGENCY, CALL, DAY OR NIGHT
                                  (800) 424-9300
                      PESTICIDE TEAM SAFETY NETWORK/CHEMTREC


                               X.  LITERATURE CITED

      26.  The Pesticide Manual:  A World Compendium, 6th ed.  1979.  C. R.
               Worthing, ed.  The British Crop Protection Council, Croydon,
               England.  655 pp.

      41c. Uniroyal Chemical, Division of Uniroyal, Inc.  1975.  Specimen
               label:  Plantvax 75W.  Naugatuck, CT.

      48.  Harding, W.C.  1979-80.  Pesticide profiles, part two:  fungicides
               and nematicides.  Univ. Maryland, Coop. Ext. Service Bull.
               283, 22 pp.

      56.  Farm Chemicals Handbook, 70th ed.  1984.  R. T. Meister, G. L.
               Berg, C. Sine, S. Meister, and J. Poplyk, eds.  Meister
               Publishing Co., Willoughby, OH.

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