NIOSH Publication No. 2005-151:

NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards

September 2005




Synonyms & Trade Names

Bladafum®, Dithion®, Sulfotep, Tetraethyl dithionopyrophosphate, Tetraethyl dithiopyrophosphate, Thiotepp®
DOT ID & Guide
1704 / 153


NIOSH REL: TWA 0.2 mg/m3 [skin]
OSHA PEL: TWA 0.2 mg/m3 [skin]
10 mg/m3 See: 89245
1 ppm = 13.18 mg/m3
Physical Description
Pale-yellow liquid with a garlic-like odor. [Note: A pesticide that may be absorbed on a solid carrier or mixed in a more flammable liquid.]
MW: 322.3
BP: Decomposes
FRZ: ?
Sol: 0.0007%
VP: 0.0002 mmHg
IP: ?

Sp.Gr(77°F): 1.20
Fl.P: ?
UEL: ?
LEL: ?

Combustible Liquid
Incompatibilities & Reactivities

Strong oxidizers, iron [Note: Corrosive to iron.]
Measurement Methods
None available
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: No recommendation
Provide: Eyewash, Quick drench
First Aid
(See procedures)
Eye: Irrigate immediately
Skin: Soap wash immediately
Breathing: Respiratory support
Swallow: Medical attention immediately
Respirator Recommendations
Up to 2 mg/m3:
(APF = 10) Any supplied-air respirator
Up to 5 mg/m3:
(APF = 25) Any supplied-air respirator operated in a continuous-flow mode
Up to 10 mg/m3:
(APF = 50) Any self-contained breathing apparatus with a full facepiece
(APF = 50) Any supplied-air respirator with a full facepiece
Emergency or planned entry into unknown concentrations or IDLH conditions:
(APF = 10,000) Any self-contained breathing apparatus that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode
(APF = 10,000) Any supplied-air respirator that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode in combination with an auxiliary self-contained positive-pressure breathing apparatus
(APF = 50) Any air-purifying, full-facepiece respirator (gas mask) with a chin-style, front- or back-mounted organic vapor canister having an N100, R100, or P100 filter. Click here for information on selection of N, R, or P filters./Any appropriate escape-type, self-contained breathing apparatus
Important additional information about respirator selection
Exposure Routes
inhalation, skin absorption, ingestion, skin and/or eye contact
Irritation eyes, skin; eye pain, blurred vision, lacrimation (discharge of tears); rhinorrhea (discharge of thin mucus); headache; cyanosis; anorexia, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea; localized sweating, lassitude (weakness, exhaustion), twitching, paralysis, Cheyne-Stokes respiration, convulsions, low blood pressure, cardiac irregularities
Target Organs
Eyes, skin, respiratory system, central nervous system, cardiovascular system, blood cholinesterase
See also: INTRODUCTION   See ICSC CARD: 0985   See MEDICAL TESTS: 0219