A carbamate derivative. Carbamates are chemically similar to, but more reactive than amides. Like amides they form polymers such as polyurethane resins. Carbamates are incompatible with strong acids and bases, and especially incompatible with strong reducing agents such as hydrides. Flammable gaseous hydrogen is produced by the combination of active metals or nitrides with carbamates. Strongly oxidizing acids, peroxides, and hydroperoxides are incompatible with carbamates.
Thiodicarb is a white crystalline powder with a slight sulphurous odour. Thiodicarb is stable in light and ambient conditions and unstable in alkaline conditions. Thiodicarb is a carbamate insecticide. Thiodicarb is commonly used to protect agricultural crops from major lepidopterous insect pests and suppresses coleopterous and some hemipterous insect pests. Thiodicarb acts as an ovicide against cotton bollworms and budworms. Thiodicarb is used primarily on cotton, sweet corn, and soybeans. Thiodicarb is formulated to include several liquid products and one powdered product that must be mixed with water before field application. Thiodicarb is reclassified as an RUP. Thiodicarb degrades rapidly to methomyl, which is already a restricted use chemical.
Thiodicarb is used as an insecticide.
CGA® 45156; CHIPCO[C];
DICARBOSULF®; DICARBASULF®; LARVIN®;
LEPICRON®; SEMEVIN®; NIVRAL®; UC-51762®;
UC 51769®; UC 80502®
Insecticide, Molluscicide, Ovicide: Not approved for use in EU countries. Registered
for use in the U.S. Thiodicarb is used primarily on cotton,
sweet corn, and soybeans. The remaining usage is spread
among leafy vegetables, cole crops, ornamentals, and
other minor use sites. Thiodicarb acts as an ovicide against
cotton bollworms and budworms.
Air & Water Reactions
Hydrolyzed by strong acid or base.
Colorless to pale tan crystals. Non corrosive. Used as an insecticide.