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Carbon disulphide (CAS number 75–15–0) is both reagents used in the manufacture of S-allyl O-pentyl dithiocarbonate. Therefore, Carbon disulphide (CAS number 75–15–0) need to be considered in the assessment of S-allyl O-pentyl dithiocarbonate.

 Carbon disulphide is very volatile and poses a fire hazard because of its low auto ignition point and high flammability. Carbon disulphide causes acute effects such as severe irritation to the skin and eyes and respiratory system and is toxic by inhalation. Repeated exposure to carbon disulphide may cause long-term effects such as reproductive and CNSeffects. Health effects data indicate that dermal and inhalational exposure to carbon disulphide should be minimised.   Situations which are likely to present the greatest risk to workers handling or using S-allyl O-pentyl dithiocarbonateare:

 -direct skin contact with S-allyl O-pentyl dithiocarbonate

 -inhalational exposure to S-allyl O-pentyl dithiocarbonatevapour;

 -direct skin contact with carbon disulphide;

-inhalational exposure to carbon disulphide vapour; and

-conditions which are conducive to carbon disulphide formation and its flammability such as low pH, moisture and heat.

Additional information

There is very little information available on human health effects of S-allyl O-pentyl dithiocarbonate.

Published case reports indicated eye and CNS effects as aresult of acute exposure. Other reports include complaints of nausea from contract workers at a mine site and complaints of headache, dizziness, nausea and foul odour from residents in the vicinity of a mine using Xanthatesand xanthate esters. Acute effects,such as loss of consciousness, have been reported in incidents where workers have been exposed to fumes given off by Xanthatesand xanthate esters.

Carbon disulphide (CAS number 75–15–0) is both reagents used in the manufacture of S-allyl O-pentyl dithiocarbonate. Therefore, Carbon disulphide (CAS number 75–15–0) need to be considered in the assessment of S-allyl O-pentyl dithiocarbonate.

 Carbon disulphide is very volatile and poses a fire hazard because of its low auto ignition point and high flammability. Carbon disulphide causes acute effects such as severe irritation to the skin and eyes and respiratory system and is toxic by inhalation. Repeated exposure to carbon disulphide may cause long-term effects such as reproductive and CNS effects. Health effects data indicate that dermal and inhalational exposure to carbon disulphide should be minimised.

 

Situations which are likely to present the greatest risk to workers handling or using S-allyl O-pentyl dithiocarbonateare:

-direct skin contact with S-allyl O-pentyl dithiocarbonate

 -inhalational exposure to S-allyl O-pentyl dithiocarbonatevapour;

 -direct skin contact with carbon disulphide;

-inhalational exposure to carbon disulphide vapour; and

-conditions which are conducive to carbon disulphide formation and its flammability such as low pH, moisture and heat.