Zinc Bis Dimethyl Dithio Carbamate (ZIRAM)

ZIRAM is a protective fungicide for use on fruit and vegetable crops against alternaria dn septoria spp. It is non-phytotoxic except to zinc sensitive plants and has also been used as a repellent to birds and rodents. Its major use, of course in the manufacture of the Ziram fungicide.

Chemical Structure Molecular Formula Physical Appearance CAS No
CH3     S       S     CH3
    ||       ||    
    N- C- S- Zn- S- C- N    
CH3                   CH3
C6H12N2S4Zn White Powder 137-30-4
Molecular Weight Solubility Melting Point Packing
305 Solubility 240°C 65 mg/l water. Slightly soluble in diethyl ether and ethanol. Moderately soluble in acetone. Soluble in dilute alkali, carbon disulphide and chloroform. 240°C. 100 Kg HDPE carboys