IUPAC Name: [(Z)-(2-methyl-2-methylsulfanylpropylidene)amino] N-methylcarbamate
MCL: 0.003 ppm
Source: Used as an insecticide on a wide range of crops. Has environmental transformations products that persist as contaminants.
Water Treatment: https://tdb.epa.gov/tdb/contaminant?id=10160
Summary: Aldicarb is a carbamate used as an insecticide. It is soluble in water up to 4,930 mg/L and has a density of 1.1950 g/mL at 25 C. It has environmental transformation products such as aldicarb sulfoxide and aldicarb sulfone. These environmental derivatives are a greater environmental threat than aldicarb itself. Aldicarb has Koc values ranging from 7 – 80 which indicates high mobility within soil. Hydrolysis and oxidation are the primary fate processes of aldicarb that produce its derivatives.
GHS Hazard Statement: H300, H310, H311, H330, H400, H410, GHS06, GHS09