Chemical Database

Malathion

Identifications

  • Formula: C10H19O6PS2 [(CH3O)2P(S)SCH(COOC2H5)CH2COOC2H5]
    Elements: Carbon, Hydrogen, Oxygen, Phosphorus, Sulfur
  • CAS Number: 121-75-5
  • Caswell Number: 535
  • CCOHS Record Number: 375
  • RTECS Number: WM8400000
  • Synonyms/Related:
    • ((Dimethoxyphosphinothioyl) thio) butanedioic acid diethyl
    • ((Dimethoxyphosphinothioyl) thio) butanedioic acid diethyl ester
    • (1)-Mercaptosuccinic acid
    • .alpha.-Mercaptosuccinic acid
    • 0,0-Dimethyl S-[1, 2-bis(ethoxycarbonyl) ethyl] dithiophosphate
    • 1, 2-D.(ethoxycarbonyl) dimethyl phosphorothiolothionate
    • 1, 2-Di(ethoxycarbonyl) ethyl O,O-dimethyl phosphordithioates
    • 1,2-Di(ethoxycarbonyl) ethyl O,O-dimethyl phosphorodithioate
    • 1-Sulfanylethane-1,2-dicarboxylic acid
    • 2-Mercaptosuccinic acid
    • 2-Thiomalic acid
    • 8059HC
    • AC 26691
    • American cyanamid 4,049
    • Butanedioic acid, ((dimethoxyphosphinothioyl) thio)-, diethyl ester
    • Butanedioic acid, mercapto-
    • Butanedioic acid, [ (dimethoxyphosphinothioyl) thio]-, diethyl ester
    • Butanedioic acid, [(dimethoxyphosphinothioyl) thio]-, diethyl ester
    • C07497
    • Camathion
    • Carbethoxy malathion
    • Carbetovur
    • Carbetox
    • Carbofos
    • Carbophos
    • Chemathion
    • Cimexan
    • Compound 4049
    • Cythion
    • D00534
    • Detmol MA
    • Detmol MA 96%
    • Dicarboethoxyethyl O,O-dimethyl phosphorodithioate
    • Diethyl ((dimethoxyphosphinothioyl) thio) butanedioate
    • Diethyl ((dimethoxyphosphinothioyl) thio) butanoate
    • Diethyl (dimethoxyphosphinothioylthio) succinate
    • Diethyl (dimethoxyphosphinothioylthio) succinate
    • Diethyl 2-(dimethoxyphosphinothioylthio) succinate
    • diethyl 2-[(dimethoxyphosphorothioyl) sulfanyl]butanedioate
    • Diethyl mercaptosuccinate S-ester with O,O-dimethylphosphorodithioate
    • Diethyl mercaptosuccinate, O,O-dimethyl dithiophosphate, s-ester
    • Diethyl mercaptosuccinate, O,O-dimethyl phosphorodithioate
    • Diethyl mercaptosuccinate, O,O-dimethyl thiophosphate
    • Diethyl mercaptosuccinic acid O,O-dimethyl phosphorodithioate
    • Diethyl mercaptosuccinic acid, S-ester of O, O-dimethyl phosphorodithioate
    • Diethyl(dimethoxyphosphinothioylthio) succinate
    • Diethyl(dimethoxythiophosphorylthio) succinate
    • Dithiophosphate de O, O-dimethyle et de S- (1,2-dicarboethoxyethyle) (FRENCH)
    • Dithiophosphate de O,O-dimethyle et de S-(1,2-dicarboethoxyethyle)
    • Dithiophosphate de O,O-dimethyle et de S-(1,2-dicarboethoxyethyle) (FRENCH)
    • Dithiophosphate de O,O-dimethyle et de S-(1,2-dicarboethoxyethyle) [French]
    • Dorthion
    • EL 4049
    • Emmatos
    • Emmatos extra
    • ENT 17,034
    • EPA Pesticide Chemical Code: 057701
    • Ethiolacar
    • ethyl]OO-dimethyl-phosphorodithioate
    • Etiol
    • Experimental insecticide 4049
    • Extermathion
    • Flair
    • Fog 3
    • Forthion
    • Fosfothion
    • Fosfotion
    • Fosfotion 550
    • Four thousand forty-nine
    • Fyfanon
    • Hilthion
    • Hilthion 25WDP
    • HSTM
    • IFO 13140
    • Insecticide No 4049
    • Insecticide No. 4049
    • Karbofos
    • Kill-A-Mite
    • Kop-thion
    • Kop-Thionkypfosmalacide
    • Kypfos
    • Latka 4049
    • Latka 4049 [Czech]
    • Malacide
    • Malafor
    • Malagran
    • Malakill
    • Malamar
    • Malamar 50
    • Malaphele
    • Malaphos
    • Malasol
    • Malaspray
    • Malataf
    • Malathiazol
    • Malathion
    • Malathion (old ID)
    • Malathion (USP)
    • Malathion 50 EC
    • Malathion E50
    • Malathion LV concentrate
    • Malathion ULV concentrate
    • Malathion [ISO:BAN]
    • Malathione
    • Malathon
    • Malathyl
    • Malathyl LV concentrate & ULV concentrate
    • Malation
    • Malation (Polish)
    • Malation [Polish]
    • Malatol
    • Malatox
    • Maldison
    • Malic acid, 2-thio-
    • Malmed
    • Malphos
    • Maltox
    • Maltox MLT
    • mercaptosuccinate
    • Mercaptosuccinic acid
    • Mercaptosuccinic acid diethyl ester
    • Mercaptosuccinic acid diethyl ester, S-ester with O,O-dimethyl phosphorothioate
    • mercaptothion
    • Mercaptotion
    • Mercaptotion (Spanish)
    • Mercaptotion [Spanish]
    • MLT
    • Monomercaptosuccinic acid
    • Moscarda
    • NCI60_003949
    • O, O-Dimethyldithiophosphate diethylmercaptosuccinate
    • O, O-DimethylS-(1,2-dicarbethoxyethyl) dithiophosphate
    • O,O-dimethyl dithiophosphate of diethyl mercaptosuccinate
    • O,O-Dimethyl S-(1,2-bis(ethoxycarbonyl) ethyl)
    • O,O-Dimethyl S-(1,2-bis(ethoxycarbonyl) ethyl) dithiophosphate
    • O,O-Dimethyl S-(1,2-bis(ethoxycarbonyl) ethyl) dithiophosphate
    • O,O-Dimethyl s-(1,2-dicarbethoxyethyl) dithiophosphate
    • O,O-Dimethyl S-(1,2-dicarbethoxyethyl) phosphorodithioate
    • O,O-Dimethyl S-(1,2-dicarbethoxyethyl) thiothionophosphate
    • O,O-Dimethyl S-(1,2-dicarbethoxyethyl) phosphorodithioate
    • O,O-Dimethyl S-1,2-di(ethoxycarbamyl) ethyl
    • O,O-Dimethyl S-1,2-di(ethoxycarbamyl) ethyl phosphorodithioate
    • O,O-Dimethyl S-1,2-di(ethoxycarbamyl) ethyl phosphorothioate
    • O,O-Dimethyl-S-1, 2-dikarbetoxylethylditiofosfat
    • O,O-Dimethyl-S-1,2-(dicarbaethoxyaethyl)-dithiophosphat
    • O,O-Dimethyl-S-1,2-(dicarbaethoxyaethyl)-dithiophosphat (German)
    • O,O-Dimethyl-S-1,2-(dicarbaethoxyaethyl)-dithiophosphat [German]
    • O,O-Dimethyl-S-1,2-dikarbetoxylethylditiofosfat
    • O,O-Dimethyl-S-1,2-dikarbetoxylethylditiofosfat (Czech)
    • O,O-Dimethyl-S-1,2-dikarbetoxylethylditiofosfat [Czech]
    • O,O-Dimethyldithiophosphate diethylmercaptosuccinate
    • O,O-dimethylphosphorodithioate
    • O,O-Dwumetylo-S-1,2-bis(karboetoksyetylo)-dwutiofosforan
    • O,O-Dwumetylo-S-1,2-bis(karboetoksyetylo)-dwutiofosforan [Polish]
    • Oleophosphothion
    • Ortho malathion
    • Ovide
    • Ovide (TN)
    • Paladin
    • Phosphorodithioic acid, 0, 0-dimethyl ester, S-ester with diethyl mercaptosuccinate
    • Phosphorodithioic acid, O,O-dimethyl ester, S-ester with diethyl
    • Phosphorodithioic acid, O,O-dimethyl ester, S-ester with diethyl mercaptosuccinate
    • Phosphothion
    • Prentox malathion 95% spray
    • Prioderm
    • S- (1, 2-Bis(ethoxy-carbonyl)-ethyl)-O,O-dimethyl-dithiofosfaat(DUTCH)
    • S- (1,2-Bis(aethoxy-carbonyl)-aethyl)-O, O-dimethyl-dithiophasphat(GERMAN)
    • S- (1,2-Bis(etossi-carbonil)-etil)-O, O-dimetil-ditiofosfato(ITALIAN)
    • S-(1,2-Bis(aethoxy-carbonyl)-aethyl)-O,O-dimethyl-dithiophosphat
    • S-(1,2-Bis(aethoxy-carbonyl)-aethyl)-O,O-dimethyl-dithiophosphat (German)
    • S-(1,2-Bis(aethoxy-carbonyl)-aethyl)-O,O-dimethyl-dithiophosphat [German]
    • S-(1,2-Bis(carbethoxy) ethyl) O,O-dimethyl dithiophosphate
    • S-(1,2-Bis(ethoxy-carbonyl)-ethyl)-O,O-dimethyl-dithiofosfaat
    • S-(1,2-bis(ethoxy-carbonyl)-ethyl)-O,O-dimethyl-dithiofosfaat (Dutch)
    • S-(1,2-Bis(ethoxy-carbonyl)-ethyl)-O,O-dimethyl-dithiofosfaat [Dutch]
    • S-(1,2-bis(ethoxycarbonyl) ethyl) O,O-dimethyl phosphorodithioate
    • S-(1,2-Bis(ethoxycarbonyl) ethyl) O,O-dimethyl phosphorodithioate
    • S-(1,2-Bis(etossi-carbonil)-etil)-O,O-dimetil-ditiofosfato
    • S-(1,2-Bis(etossi-carbonil)-etil)-O,O-dimetil-ditiofosfato (Italian)
    • S-(1,2-Bis(etossi-carbonil)-etil)-O,O-dimetil-ditiofosfato [Italian]
    • S-(1,2-Di(Ethoxycarbonyl) Ethyl Dimethyl Phosphorothiolothionate
    • S-(1,2-Di(ethoxycarbonyl) ethyl) dimethyl phosphorothiolothionate
    • S-(1,2-Dicarbethoxyethyl) O, O-dimethyl phosphorodithioate
    • S-(1,2-Dicarbethoxyethyl) O,O-dimethyldithiophosphate
    • S-(1,2-dicarbethoxyethyl) O,O-dimethylphosphorodithioate
    • S-1,2-Bis(ethoxycarbonyl) ethyl-O, O-dimethyl thiophosphate
    • S-1,2-bis(Ethoxycarbonyl) ethyl-O,O-dimethyl thiophosphate
    • S-[1,2-Bis(carbethoxy) ethyl] O, O-dimethyl dithiophosphate
    • S-[1,2-bis(ethoxycarbonyl)
    • S-[1,2-Bis(ethoxycarbonyl) ethyl] O, O-dimethyl phosphorodithioate
    • S-[1,2-bis(ethoxycarbonyl) ethyl]O,O-dimethyl phosphorodithioate
    • Sadofos
    • Sadophos
    • SF 60
    • Siptox I
    • Staeubol-Puder
    • SUCCINIC ACID, MERCAPTO-
    • Succinic acid, mercapto-, diethyl ester, S-ester with
    • Succinic acid, mercapto-, diethyl ester, S-ester with 0,0-dimethyl phosphorodithioate
    • Succinic acid, mercapto-, diethyl ester, s-ester with o,o-dimethyl phosphorodithioate
    • Succinic acid, mercapto-, diethyl ester, S-ester with O,O-dimethylphosphorodithioate
    • Sumitox
    • Tak
    • Taskil
    • Thiomalate
    • Thiomalic acid
    • TM-4049
    • USAF EK-P-6297
    • USAF M-2
    • Vegfru malatox
    • Vetiol
    • Zithiol
    • [(Dimethoxyphosphinothioyl) thio]butanedioic acid, diethyl ester

Properties

  • Incompatiblities:
    • alkaline pesticides
    • corrosive to metals
    • magnesium
    • strong oxidizers

Health & Regulatory Guidelines

  • EPA Regulations:
    • Reportable Quantity: 100 Lbs
    • Marine Polutant: Yes
  • NIOSH Guidelines:
  • OSHA Regulations:

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