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    Deltamethrin 5% EC


    Identification of the substance or mixture and of the company/undertaking

    • Product identifier.
    • Deltamethrin 5% EC

    • Relevant identified uses of the substance or mixture and uses advised against

    • Insecticide

    • Details of the supplier of the safety data sheet.

    • Tagros Chemicals India Ltd.
      “Jhaver Centre”, Rajah Annamalai Building,
      IV Floor, 72, Marshalls Road,
      Egmore, Chennai-600 008, India
      Telephone number: +91-44-42007400
      E-mail: info@tagros.com

    • Emergency telephone number

    • +91-44-42007400
    • Fax number
    • +91-44-28587873

    • E-mail
    • info@tagros.com

    Hazards identification


    • Irritating to the eyes on contact. Vapours, fumes or spray mist may cause irritation.

    • Skin

    • May cause transient burning sensation and itching by skin contact.

    • Ingestion
    • Harmful if swallowed, may cause abdominal pain, convulsions, vomiting, unconsciousness, headache and nausea if ingested.

    • Inhalation

    • Avoid inhalation of spray mist. Toxin may be absorbed on inhalation; irritating to the nasal membranes and respiratory tract.

    • Environment

    • Very toxic to aquatic organisms may cause long-term adverse effects in the aquatic environment.

    Composition/information on ingredients

    • Substances.

    • Chemical name

      CAS No.

      EC No.


      Con. % w/w

      Deltamethrin (ISO),
      (S)-a-cyano-3-phenoxybenzyl (1R,3R)-3-(2,2-dibromovinyl)-2,2-dimethyl-cyclo-propane carboxylate





      T; R23/25

      N; R50-53








    First aid measures

    • Contact with eyes
    • Wash with copious amount of water. Avoid exposing affected eyes to bright light. Seek medical advice and show the container or this material safety data sheet.

    • Contact with skin

    • Remove contaminated clothing and clean the affected skin area.  First, soak up any liquid remaining on the skin with readily disposable material (e.g., talcum powder or absorbent           cloth or paper); wash the affected area with warm water and alkaline soap. If irritation persists, consult doctor.

    • Ingestion

    • If the material was swallowed and signs           of toxicity are severe, induce vomiting.  In the event of collapse, apply artificial respiration.  Keep in mind that if mouth-to-mouth resuscitation is used, vomit may contain toxic           amounts of Deltamethrin.  Keep the person calm and comfortable and obtain medical assistance as soon as possible.

    • Inhalation
    • If inhaled, remove to fresh air and keep at rest. Obtain medical aid if required.

    Firefighting measures

    • Flash point

    • >450C

    • Extinguishing media

    • If product is involved in a fire, use water spray, foam, dry powder, carbon dioxide or sand.

    • Special exposure hazards
    • Thermal decomposition products may emit toxic fumes of hydrogen cyanide and oxides of carbon and nitrogen. .

    • Protective equipment for fire-fighting
    • Firefighters should wear NIOSH approved self-contained breathing apparatus and full protective clothing.

    • Fire fighting guidance
    • Keep out of smoke. Fight fire from upwind position. Cool closed containers exposed to fire with water spray. Do not allow run-off from fire fighting to enter drains or water courses.

    Accidental release measures

    • Personal precautions

    • Avoid contact with spilled material or contaminated surfaces. If ordinary clothing becomes contaminated, remove it immediately. When dealing with the spillage do not eat, drink or smoke and wear personal protective clothing as detailed in section 8. c k

    • Environmental precautions

    • Keep people and animals away. Prevent entry into drains, sewers and watercourses.

    • Methods and material for containment and cleaning up

    • Soak up with inert absorbent material (e.g. sand, silica gel, sawdust). Collect and transfer the product into a properly labelled and tightly closed container. Clean contaminated floors and objects thoroughly, observing environmental regulations.

    Handling and storage

    • No specific precautions required when handling unopened packs/containers. Mechanical ventilation should be used when handling this product in enclosed spaces. Read and observe all precautions and instructions on the label.

    • Storage
    • Keep out of reach of children. Store in original containers, upright and closed. Store in areas that are cool, dry and well ventilated. Store away from seeds, fertilizers and animal feed stuff.

    Exposure controls/personal protection

    • Exposure limit value
    • ADI: 0.01 mg/kg bw (JMPR)

    • Engineering controls
    • Mechanical ventilation should be used when handling this product in closed spaces.

    • Respiratory protection
    • When respirators are required, select NIOSH approved equipment based on actual or potential airborne concentrations.

    • Hand protection

    • Wear chemical resistant nitrile gloves.

    • Skin  protection

    • Avoid contact with skin. Wear apron, boots and full protective suit.

    • Environmental exposure controls

    • Keep away from food, drink and animal feed stuff. This material and its container must be disposed off as hazardous waste. Avoid release to the environment. Refer to special instructions/safety data sheet.

    Physical and chemical properties

    • Information on basic physical and chemical properties

    • Physical state









      Molecular Weight


      505.2 (Deltamethrin)



      4.5 to 7.5

      Persistent foam


      Maximum: 50 ml after 1 min

      Relative density




      Solubility in water


      Emulsify in water

      Partition coefficient



      log P KOW = 5.96 (Deltamethrin)

    Stability and reactivity

    • Stability
    • Stable at normal condition.

    • Conditions to avoid

    • Avoid excessive heat and flame.

    • Materials to avoid

    • Strong oxidizing & alkaline agents.

    • Incompatibility
    • Deltamethrin is incompatible with iron and iron alloys.

    Toxicological information

    • Acute toxicity

    • Rat LD50 oral, Rats


      >2000 mg/kg bw

      Rat LD50 dermal, Rats


      >2000 mg/kg bw

      Skin irritation


      Non-irritant to skin of rabbits

      Eye irritation


      Slight-irritant to mucous membrane of rabbits

      Skin sensitization



      Non-sensitiser to skin of Guinea pigs

      Long term studies





      Non-carcinogenic in rat and mice




      Reproductive toxicity


      Non-reprotoxic and teratogenic

    Ecological information

    • EcoToxicity

      Fish, Labeo rohita



      LC50 (96 h): 4.05 mg/l

      Daphnia magna


      EC50 (24 h) 4.15 mg/l (Deltamethrin)

      Algae, Chlorella vulgaris



      EC50: 22.77 mg/ml (Deltamethrin)

      Bees, Apis indica



      LD50: 0.52 ppm (Deltamethrin)

      Earthworms, Lampito mauritii


      LD50 :> 1000 mg/kg dry soil weight (Deltamethrin)

      Birds, Japanese Quails



      LD50: > 5000 ppm (Deltamethrin)



      Deltamethrin is classified as a low-mobility to immobile compound in soils.

      Persistence and degradability


      Deltamethrin is not persistent in the environment. It is degraded by soil microorganisms and does not leave residues in the environment.

    Disposal considerations

    • Product disposal
    • Do not empty into drains or waterways. Disposal of product would usually be by incineration in an appropriate licensed commercial incinerator. Advice may be obtained from local waste regulation authorities.

    • Container disposal
    • Puncture container to avoid re-use. Dispose of empty container in a sanitary landfill or by incineration, or, if allowed by local authorities, by burning. If burned, stay out of smoke. Follow advice on product label and/or leaflet.

    Transport information

    • UN number

    • 3351
    • UN Class

    • 6.1

    • UN packaging group
    • III
    • Proper Shipping Name


    • Additional information

    • Deltamethrin designated as marine pollutant.

    Regulatory information

    • Classification
    • Xn: Harmful 
      N: Dangerous for the environment

    • Risk Phrases

    • R10: Flammable
      R20/22: Harmful by inhalation and if swallowed.
      R37/38: Irritating to respiratory system and skin.
      R25: Toxic if swallowed
      R41: Risk of serious damage to eyes.
      R50/53: Very toxic to aquatic organisms and may cause  long-term adverse effects in the aquatic environment.
      R65: Harmful: may cause lung damage if swallowed.

    • Safety Phrases
    • S (1/2): Keep locked up and out of the reach of children
      20/21: When using, do not eat, drink or smoke.
      S26: In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice
      S35: This material and its container must be disposed of in a safe way.
      S39: Wear eye/face protection.
      S60: This material and its container must be disposed of as hazardous waste.
      S61: Avoid release to the environment. Refer to special instructions/safety data sheets.

    • Reference regulation
    • Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006

    Other informationn

    • MSDS first issued
    • 18th June 2002

    • MSDS data revised
    • 24th August 2010


    • The above information is intended to give general health and safety guidance on the storage and transport of the substance or product to which it relates. It is not intended to apply to the substance or product for which purposes the substance or product label and any appropriate technical usage literature available should be consulted and any relevant licenses, consents or approvals complied with. The requirement or recommendation of any relevant site or working procedure, system or policy in force or arising from any risk assessment involving the substance or product should take precedence over any of the guidance contained in this safety data sheet where there is a difference in the information given. The information provided in this safety data sheet is accurate at the date of publication and will be updated as and when appropriate. No liability will be accepted for any injury loss or damage resulting from any failure to take account of information or advice contained in this safety data sheet.