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                                       sulfur

      CHEMICAL NAME:      Sulfur

      TRADE NAME(S):      Magnetic 6, many others (56)

      FORMULATION(S):     Finely ground sulfur intended for dusting is made
      free-flowing by the addition of 1 to 5% clay, talc, gypsum,
      tricalcium phosphate, or similar material.
           Wettable sulfur is prepared by adding wetting and dispersing agents
      to finely ground sulfur, since sulfur by itself cannot be suspended in
      water.
           Micronized wettable sulfur is made by a special manufacturing
      process to ensure an extremely fine particle size carefully balanced to
      give optimum efficacy.
           Colloidal sulfurs are made up of smaller particles than can be
      produced by ordinary grinding processes.  They may be produced in several
      ways, generally by acidifying lime-sulfur solution or similar reaction.
           Flowable sulfur is a microfine sulfur formulation in aqueous
      suspension form.  Particle size average diameter not more than 5 microns
      via coulter counter measurement.  It has strong adhesive properties that
      will act as a sticker and deposit builder for other spray materials (56).

      TYPE:               Inorganic insecticide-miticide

      BASIC PRODUCER(S):  FMC Corp.                   Stauffer Chemical Co.
                          Agr. Chem. Group.           Nyala Farm Road
                          2000 Market St.             Westport, CT 06880
                          Philadelphia, PA 19103

      STATUS:  General use

      PRINCIPAL USES:     Mites and certain insects on fruits, vegetables
      and field crops (1).  Controls fleahoppers and mites on tomatoes,
      carrots, alfalfa, melons, and beans (56).


                                   I.  EFFICACY

           To be developed.


                             II.  PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

      MOLECULAR FORMULA:  Sx

      MOLECULAR WEIGHT:   32.06x (26)

      PHYSICAL STATE:     Yellow solid (56)

      MELTING POINT:      115 C (56)

      VAPOR PRESSURE:     3.96 x 10-6 mmHg at 30.4 C (26)

      SOLUBILITY:         Practically insoluble in water (26).


                          III.  HEALTH HAZARD INFORMATION

      OSHA STANDARD:  NA

      NIOSH RECOMMENDED LIMIT:  NA

      ACGIH RECOMMENDED LIMIT:  NA

      TOXICOLOGY

           A.  ACUTE TOXICITY

               DERMAL:  Relatively nontoxic.  May slightly irritate skin (56).

               ORAL:    Relatively nontoxic (56).

               INHALATION:  Relatively nontoxic (56).

               EYES:

           B.  SUBACUTE AND CHRONIC TOXICITY:


                        IV.  ENVIRONMENTAL  CONSIDERATIONS

           Little or no hazard to birds, fish and beneficial insects.
      Nonhazardous to honey bees.  No biological magnification.  Sulfur is
      liable to cause plant injury at summer temperatures (1).

      Approximate Residual Period:  Active as long as dry (1).


                      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.

      Relatively nontoxic (56).


                        VI.  FIRE AND EXPLOSION INFORMATION

           To be developed.


                                VII.  COMPATIBILITY

           Generally compatible but check label of product (1).


                            VIII.  PROTECTIVE MEASURES

      STORAGE AND HANDLING:  Store away from sparks, fire, flame.  Isolate
      from oxidizing materials (56).


                       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

       1.  Harding, W.C.  1979.  Pesticide profiles, part one: insecticides
               and miticides.  Univ. Maryland, Coop. Ext. Serv. Bull. 267.
               30 pp.

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