NIOSH Publication No. 2005-151:

NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards

September 2005

Carbofuran

CAS
1563-66-2

C12H15NO3

RTECS
FB9450000
Synonyms & Trade Names

2,3-Dihydro-2,2-dimethyl-7-benzofuranyl methylcarbamate; Furacarb®; Furadan®
DOT ID & Guide
2757 / 151

Exposure
Limits

NIOSH REL: TWA 0.1 mg/m3
OSHA PEL: none
IDLH
N.D. See: IDLH INDEX
Conversion
Physical Description
Odorless, white or grayish, crystalline solid. [insecticide] [Note: May be dissolved in a liquid carrier.]
MW: 221.3
BP: ?
MLT: 304°F
Sol(77°F): 0.07%
VP(77°F): 0.000003 mmHg
IP: NA

Sp.Gr: 1.18
Fl.P: NA
UEL: NA
LEL: NA

Noncombustible Solid
Incompatibilities & Reactivities

Alkaline substances, acid, strong oxidizers (e.g., perchlorates, peroxides, chlorates, nitrates, permanganates)
Measurement Methods
NIOSH 5006, 5601; OSHA 63
See: NMAM or OSHA Methods
Personal Protection & Sanitation
(See protection)
Skin: Prevent skin contact
Eyes: Prevent eye contact
Wash skin: When contaminated
Remove: When wet or contaminated
Change: Daily
Provide: Eyewash, Quick drench
First Aid
(See procedures)
Eye: Irrigate immediately
Skin: Soap flush immediately
Breathing: Fresh air
Swallow: Medical attention immediately
Respirator Recommendations
Not available.
Important additional information about respirator selection
Exposure Routes
inhalation, skin absorption, ingestion, skin and/or eye contact
Symptoms
Miosis, blurred vision; sweating, salivation, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, headache, nausea, vomiting; lassitude (weakness, exhaustion), muscle twitching, incoordination, convulsions
Target Organs
central nervous system, peripheral nervous system, blood cholinesterase
See also: INTRODUCTION   See ICSC CARD: 0122