Carbamate

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Description

A class of compounds derived from carbamic acid that are used as insecticides. Carbamates work as cholinesterase inhibitors. They are also used in the synthesis of polyurethane plastics.

Synonyms and Related Terms

bendiocarb; carbaryl; propoxur; carbofuran; Furadan

Hazards and Safety

Suspected carcinogen.

Additional Information

J.Dawson, "Solving Museum Insect Problems: Chemical Control" CCI Technical Bulletin No. 15

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Van Nostrand's Scientific Encyclopedia, Douglas M. Considine (ed.), Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 1976
  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998
  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 837
  • Lynda A. Zycherman, J.Richard Schrock, A Guide to Museum Pest Control, FAIC and Association of Systematics Collections, Washington DC, 1988
  • J. Dawson, CCI Technical Bulletin, 'Solving Museum Insect Problems: Chemical Control' , Canadian Conservation Institute, Ottawa, No. 15

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