Carbaryl

IUPAC Name: Naphthalen-1-yl N-methylcarbamate

MCL: 0.7 ppm

Source: Used as an insecticide on a wide range of crops. It is also used on humans to control lice, and on animals to control pests such as fleas.

Summary: Carbaryl is a synthetic chemical primarily used as an insecticide. It may be used on humans to exterminate lice, and on animals to eradicate fleas and other pests. It is soluble in water up to 110 mg/L at 22 C and has a density of 1.228 g/mL at 25 C. Upon decomposition it produces gaseous nitrogen oxides. It is classified by the EPA as a Hazardous Air Pollutant (HAPs). Koc values ranging from 230 – 390 predict moderate mobility within soil. Biodegradation from soil and water is expected to be a major fate process. Under alkaline conditions carbaryl will undergo hydrolysis rapidly.

GHS Hazard Statement: H301, H302, H316, H320, H332, H351, H370, H373, H400, H410, GHS06, GHS07, GHS08, GHS09