Chinese: 威百亩; French: métam-sodium (n.m.); Russian: метам-натрий

Status: modified ISO 1750 (published)
IUPAC PIN: sodium methylcarbamodithioate
IUPAC name: sodium methyldithiocarbamate
CAS name: sodium N-methylcarbamodithioate
CAS Reg. No.: 137-42-8
Formula: C2H4NNaS2
Activity: fungicides (dithiocarbamate)
herbicides (dithiocarbamate)
nematicides (dithiocarbamate)
Notes: This substance is a derivative of metam [144-54-7].
The name “metham-sodium” was formerly approved by the British Standards Institution and is approved by the Weed Science Society of America.
The name “sodium methyldithiocarbamate” is used in Canada and New Zealand.
The name “carbam-sodium” is approved by the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.
The name “carbathion” (карбатион) was used in the former USSR.
The name “metam-sodium” was formerly approved by ISO for the sodium salt, but this was replaced by the name “metam” for the acid as part of a rationalisation exercise in 1989.
Structure: Structural formula of metam-sodium
Pronunciation: -tǎm -dē-am  Guide to British pronunciation
InChI: InChI=1S/C2H5NS2.Na/c1-3-2(4)5;/h1H3,(H2,3,4,5);/q;+1/p-1

A data sheet from the Compendium of Pesticide Common Names