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Date of Issue: February, 2001
MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
STATEMENT OF HAZARDOUS NATURE:
Hazardous according to the criteria of NOHSC
Syngenta Crop Protection Pty Limited
ABN 33 002 933 717
140-150 Bungaree Rd.,
PENDLE HILL, NSW, 2145 Telephone No.: (02) 9688 0444
24 Hours Emergency No.: 1 800 033 111
PRODUCT NAME: Flowable PRIMATOL
Z Liquid Herbicide
Formulation type: suspension concentrate Dangerous Goods Class/
(ie flowable aqueous
solution) and Subsidiary Risk: none allocated
Active Ingredient: ametryn Hazchem Code: none allocated
Product Code No: R436/130/1 Packing Group: none allocated
Chemical types: triazine Poisons Schedule: 5
U.N. Number: none allocated
USE: Herbicide for the control of certain summer grasses and broadleaf weeds in pineapples and sugar
cane. As an additive in industrial weed control. For control of burrs and caltrop.
Appearance: White flowable suspension Flash point: >61 °
C (closed cup)
Odour: Non-specific Flammability: Non-flammable
Vapour pressure: > 0.6 mPa Behaviour in water: Suspensible
Specific gravity: 1.13 (20 °
Explosive properties: Non-explosive Oxidising properties: Non-oxidising
Ignition temperature: Not available Corrosiveness: Non-corrosive
Thermal sensitivity: Not sensitive Combustibility: Non-combustible
Self-heating properties: Not self-heating Volatility: Non-volatile
Viscosity: 400-800 cps pH (1% aqueous): Not available
CAS No. Content (%w/v)
ametryn (technical grade) >50
to giveametryn 834-12-8 50
alkylene glycol <10
triethanolamine salt alkylbenzene sulphonate <10
fatty acid methyl tauride, sodium salt <10
other ingredients determined not to be hazardous 30-<60
HEALTH HAZARD INFORMATION
Toxicity- This product is slightly hazardous (WHO Hazard Class III)
Tests on rats indicate a low toxicity following single doses of undiluted product.
= approx. 2150 mg/kg)
Dermal LOW TOXICITY
absorption: Tests on rats indicate a low toxicity due to skin contact with undiluted product.
Inhaled: No test was performed
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Irritation-(based on studies with rabbits using the main ingredients)
Eye: SLIGHT IRRITANT
Sensitisation- (based on results ofametryn technicalon guinea pigs).
Skin: NOT A SENSITISER
No case of human poisoning due to this product is on record. The poisoning symptoms observed for
laboratory mammals were non-specific.
Ametryn technicalhas been extensively tested on laboratory mammals and in test-tube systems. No
evidence of mutagenic, carcinogenic, teratogenic or reproductive effects was obtained.
In case of poisoning by any exposure route contact a doctor or Poisons Information Centre. Phone 131 126.
Swallowed: If swallowed, contact a doctor or Poison Information Centre.
Eye: Flush with large quantities of clean tap water for at least 15 minutes.
Skin: Remove contaminated clothing and wash affected areas thoroughly with soap and water.
Inhaled: Move affected person to fresh air and keep at rest until recovered.
ADVICE TO DOCTOR
No specific antidote exists. Treat symptomatically.
PRECAUTIONS FOR USE
ALWAYS READ AND FOLLOW THE LABEL INSTRUCTIONS AND WARNINGS
No exposure standards have been set for the components of this product.
Exposure Potential: Swallowing is unlikely under normal conditions of usage. Significant skin uptake does
not occur. This product is mixed with water prior to use as a spray. Inhalation of the spray mist is a possible
route of exposure. This diluted form is less toxic by all exposure routes.
Re-entry Period: Do not enter treated areas until the spray has dried.
No special requirements. Product is used outdoors.
Avoid contact with eyes and skin. Wash hands after use.
This product is NON-FLAMMABLE and non-combustible.
SAFE HANDLING INFORMATION
STORAGE AND TRANSPORT
Store in tightly sealed original containers in a dry secure place away from fertilisers, seed, feed and food. Store
out of direct sunlight. Keep out of reach of children, unauthorised persons and animals.
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SPILLS AND DISPOSAL
In case of spillage it is important to take all steps necessary to:
Avoid eye and skin contact.
Avoid contamination of waterways.
Procedure for spill:
Keep all bystanders away.
Wear full length clothing and PVC gloves.
Reposition any leaking containers so as to minimise further leakage.
Dam and absorb spill with an absorbent material (e.g. sand or soil).
Shovel the absorbed spill into drums.
Disposal of the absorbed material will depend upon the extent of the spill.
For quantities up to 50L of product bury in a secure landfill site.
For quantities greater than 50L seek advice from the manufacturer (use emergency contact number
below) before attempting disposal. Contain in a secure location until disposal method is established.
Decontaminate the spill area with detergent and water and rinse with the smallest volume of water
Dispose of empty, used containers by:
Triple rinsingwith water. Add the rinsings to the tank mix or dispose of rinsate in a disposal pit away from
desirable plants and their roots, and watercourses. On-site disposal of undiluted product is
Breaking, crushing or puncturing the container to prevent reuse.
Disposing of in a local authority landfill site that does not burn its refuse. If there is no local authority
landfill readily available in your area, bury the containers under at least 50 cm of soil ata
licensed/approved disposal site. DO NOTburn empty containers or product.
This product is non-flammable, non-explosive and non-combustible. Extinguish warehouse or factory fires
using fine water spray or foam. Do not allow fire-water to enter drains.
Ametryn technicalis practically non-toxic to birds and bees and moderately toxic to fish [LC
(96 h), rainbow
trout = 3.4 - 8.8 mg/L].
Note: This product is a registered agricultural chemical and must therefore be used in accordance with thecontainer label
directions. A comprehensive package of toxicological and environmental data for the active ingredients of this product has
been submitted to the Federal health and environment authorities and has been evaluated by expert toxicologists and
CONTACT POINT: Regulatory Affairs Manager - Crop Protection - (02) 9688 0444
24 HOURS EMERGENCY CONTACT:1 800 033 111
This Material Safety Data Sheet summarises our best knowledge of the health and safety hazard information of the product and how
to safely handle and use the product in the workplace. Each user should read this MSDS and consider the information in the
context of how the product will be handled and used in the workplace including in conjunction with other products.
If clarification or further information is needed to ensure that an appropriate risk assessment can be made, the user should contact
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