Safety Data Sheet
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OPTIGARD® ANT GEL BAIT
1. PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION
A15236A
Use: Insecticide
Product identifier on label: OPTIGARD® ANT GEL BAIT
Manufacturer: Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC
Post Office Box 18300
Greensboro NC 27419
Manufacturer Phone: 1-800-334-9481
Emergency Phone: 1-800-888-8372
Product No.:
Ingredients not precisely identified are proprietary or non-hazardous. Values are not product specifications.
3. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Chemical Name Common Name CAS Number Concentration
Other ingredients Other ingredients Trade Secret 99.99%
3-(2-chloro-1,3-thiazol-5-ylmethyl)-5-
methyl-1,3,5-oxadiazinan-4-
ylidene(nitro)amine
Thiamethoxam 153719-23-4 0.010%
2. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
Warning
Classifications:
Signal Word (OSHA):
Hazard Statements: Causes eye irritation
Eye Damage/Irritation: Category 2B
Other Hazard Statements: None
Precautionary Statements: Wash hands and face thoroughly after handling.
If in eyes: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if
present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
If eye irritation persists: Get medical advice.
Hazard Symbols:
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4. FIRST AID MEASURES
Have the product container, label or Safety Data Sheet with you when calling Syngenta (800-888-8372), a poison contol
center
or doctor, or going for treatment.
If swallowed: Call Syngenta (800-888-8372), a poison control center or doctor immediately for treatment
advice. Do not give any liquid to the person. Do not induce vomiting unless told to do so after calling 800-888-
8372 or by a poison control center or doctor. Do not give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.
If in eyes: Hold eye open and rinse slowly and gently with water for 15-20 minutes. Remove contact lenses, if
present, after 5 minutes, then continue rinsing eye. Call Syngenta (800-888-8372), a poison control center or
doctor for treatment advice.
If on skin or clothing: Take off contaminated clothing. Rinse skin immediately with plenty of water for 15-20
minutes. Call Syngenta (800-888-8372), a poison control center or doctor for treatment advice.
If inhaled: Move person to fresh air. If person is not breathing, call 911 or an ambulance, then give artificial
respiration, preferably mouth-to-mouth if possible. Call Syngenta (800-888-8372), a poison control center or
doctor for further treatment advice.
Ingestion:
Eye Contact:
Skin Contact:
Inhalation:
Indication of immediate medical attention and special treatment needed:
Most important symptoms/effects:
There is no specific antidote if this product is ingested.
Treat symptomatically.
Eye irritation
5. FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
Suitable (and unsuitable) extinguishing media:
Specific Hazards:
Special protective equipment and precautions for firefighters:
Use dry chemical, foam or CO2 extinguishing media. If water is used to fight fire, dike and collect runoff.
During a fire, irritating and possibly toxic gases may be generated by thermal decomposition or combustion.
Wear full protective clothing and self-contained breathing apparatus. Evacuate nonessential personnel from the area to
prevent human exposure to fire, smoke, fumes or products of combustion.
6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
Personal precautions, protective equipment, and emergency procedures:
Methods and materials for containment and cleaning up:
Follow exposure controls/personal protection outlined in Section 8.
Control the spill at its source. Contain the spill to prevent from spreading or contaminating soil or from entering sewage
and
drainage systems or any body of water. Clean up spills immediately, observing precautions outlined in Section 8. Sweep
up material and place in a compatible disposal container. Scrub area with hard water detergent (e.g. commercial
products
such as Tide, Joy, Spic and Span). Pick up wash liquid with additional absorbent and place into compatible disposal
container. Once all material is cleaned up and placed in a disposal container, seal container and arrange for disposition.
7. HANDLING AND STORAGE
Precautions for safe handling:
Store the material in a well-ventilated, secure area out of reach of children and domestic animals. Do not store food,
beverages or tobacco products in the storage area. Prevent eating, drinking, tobacco use, and cosmetic application in
areas
where there is a potential for exposure to the material. Wash thoroughly with soap and water after handling.
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Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities:
Not Applicable
8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION
Ingestion:
Eye Contact:
Skin Contact:
Inhalation:
THE FOLLOWING RECOMMENDATIONS FOR EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION ARE INTENDED
FOR
THE MANUFACTURE, FORMULATION AND PACKAGING OF THIS PRODUCT.
FOR COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS AND/OR ON-FARM APPLICATIONS CONSULT THE PRODUCT LABEL.
Occupational Exposure Limits:
Appropriate engineering controls:
Use effective engineering controls to comply with occupational exposure limits (if applicable).
Individual protection measures:
Chemical Name OSHA PEL ACGIH TLV Other Source
Other ingredients Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable
Thiamethoxam Not Established Not Established 3 mg/m³ TWA Syngenta
Prevent eating, drinking, tobacco usage and cosmetic application in areas where there is a potential for exposure to the
material. Wash thoroughly with soap and water after handling.
Where eye contact is likely, use dust-proof chemical goggles.
Where contact is likely, wear chemical-resistant gloves (such as barrier laminate, butyl rubber, nitrile rubber, neoprene
rubber, natural rubber, polyvinyl chloride [PVC] or Viton), coveralls, socks and chemical-resistant footwear.
A respirator is not normally required when handling this substance.
In case of emergency spills, use a NIOSH approved respirator with any N, R, P or HE filter.
Odorless
Colorless to clear solid
9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
Vapor Pressure:
pH: 6.6 (1% in deionized H2O @ 77°F (25°C))
Odor:
Appearance:
Not Applicable
Not Available
Initial boiling point and boiling range:
Melting point/freezing point:
Odor Threshold: Not Available
Not Available
Flammability: Not Available
Flash Point (Test Method): Not Available
Flammable Limits (% in Air):
Vapor Density:
Relative Density: 1.263 g/cm³ @ 68°F (20°C)
Not Available
Thiamethoxam 2 x 10(-11) mmHg @ 68°F (20°C)
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Solubility (ies):
Autoignition Temperature: Not Available
Decomposition Temperature: Not Available
Viscosity: Not Available
Partition coefficient: n-octanol/water: Not Available
Other: None
Thiamethoxam 4.1 g/l @ 77°F (25°C)
Incompatible materials:
Possibility of hazardous reactions: Will not occur.
Chemical stability: Stable under normal use and storage conditions.
10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
Hazardous Decomposition Products: None known.
Reactivity: Not reactive.
Conditions to Avoid: None known.
None known.
11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Numerical measures of toxicity (acute toxicity/irritation studies (finished product))
Chronic/Subchronic Toxicity Studies
Ingestion:
Dermal:
Inhalation:
Eye Contact:
Skin Contact:
Skin Sensitization:
Oral (LD50 Female Rat) :
Minimally Irritating (Rabbit)
Practically Non-Irritating (Rabbit)
Not a Sensitizer (Guinea Pig)
Dermal (LD50 Rabbit) :
Inhalation (LC50 Rat) :
> 5000 mg/kg body weight
> 5050 mg/kg body weight
> 2.61 mg/l air - 4 hours
Reproductive/Developmental Effects
Likely routes of exposure:
Health effects information
Symptoms of exposure:
Delayed, immediate and chronic effects of exposure:
Thiamethoxam: Developmental: Not teratogenic in rats or rabbits.
Reproductive: No effects on reproduction. Minor increase in a common testis effect in rats at high doses, which did not
affect reproduction.
Dermal, Inhalation
Eye irritation
Eye irritation
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Chronic/Subchronic Toxicity Studies
Carcinogenicity
Toxicity of Other Components
Target Organs
Other Toxicity Information
None
Active Ingredients
Inert Ingredients
Thiamethoxam: Subchronic: Liver effects occurred in rodents only at high dose levels. Not neurotoxic after high acute
and subchronic exposure in rats.
Thiamethoxam: Classified as "not likely to be carcinogenic in humans" based on lifetime studies in mice and rats.
Not Applicable
Other ingredients
Thiamethoxam: Liver
Other ingredients: Not Applicable
Chemical Name NTP/IARC/OSHA Carcinogen
Other ingredients No
3-(2-chloro-1,3-thiazol-5-ylmethyl)-5-methyl1,3,5-oxadiazinan-4-ylidene(nitro)amine
No
12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Environmental Fate
Eco-Acute Toxicity
The information presented here is for the active ingredient, thiamethoxam.
Not persistent in soil. Stable in water. Moderate mobility in soil. Floats in water (after 24 h).
Thiamethoxam:
Thiamethoxam:
Fish (Rainbow Trout) 96-hour LC50 > 100 ppm
Bird (Mallard Duck) LD50 Oral 576 mg/kg
Invertebrate (Daphnia Magna) 48-hour EC50 > 106 ppm
Green Algae 4-day EC50 > 97 ppm
13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
Do not reuse product containers. Dispose of product containers, waste containers, and residues according to local,
state,
and federal health and environmental regulations.
Characteristic Waste: Not Applicable
Listed Waste: Not Applicable
Disposal:
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14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION
DOT Classification
Ground Transport - NAFTA
Not regulated
Comments
Water Transport - International
Not regulated.
Air Transport - International
Not regulated.
15. REGULATORY INFORMATION
RCRA Hazardous Waste Classification (40 CFR 261):
Not Applicable
TSCA Status:
Exempt from TSCA, subject to FIFRA
EPCRA SARA Title III Classification:
Section 311/312 Hazard Classes:
Section 313 Toxic Chemicals:
CERCLA/SARA 304 Reportable Quantity (RQ):
None
Pesticide Registration:
This chemical is a pesticide product registered by the Environmental Protection Agency and is subject to certain labeling
requirements under federal pesticide law. These requirements differ from the classification criteria and hazard
information required for safety data sheets, and for workplace labels of non-pesticide chemicals. Following is the hazard
information as required on the pesticide label:
EPA Registration Number(s):
100-1260
None
Acute Health Hazard
Caution: Keep out of reach of children.
1
0 0
1
1
16. OTHER INFORMATION
NFPA Hazard Ratings
Health:
Flammability:
Instability:
HMIS Hazard Ratings
Health:
Flammability:
Reactivity:
0 Minimal
1 Slight
2 Moderate
3 Serious
4 Extreme
Syngenta Hazard Category: B,S * Chronic
1
For non-emergency questions about this product call:
1-800-334-9481
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Revision Date:
The information and recommendations contained herein are based upon data believed to be correct.
However, no guarantee or warranty of any kind, expressed or implied, is made with respect to the
information contained herein.