Plastics & Rubber
Bis(dimethylcarbamodithioato-S,S')lead; Bis(dimethyldithiocarbamato)lead; Carbamic acid, dimethyldithio-, lead salt; Lead, bis(dimethyldithiocarbamato)-; Lead dimethyl dithiocarbamate; Lead dimethyldithiocarbamate; Lead, bis(dimethylcarbamodithioato-S,S')-, (T-4)-; Methyl ledate; Ledate; [ChemIDplus]
White solid; [Hawley] White powder; [MSDSonline]
Used as a vulcanization accelerator and compounding agent in natural styrene-butadiene, isobutylene-isoprene, isoprene, and butadiene rubbers; [HSDB]
May effect blood and kidneys, causing mild anemia and kidney impairment; [ICSC] May cause irritation; [MSDSonline] Several of the dialkyldithiocarbamates are known skin sensitizers; See "Carba mix." See "Lead" and linked occupational diseases.
Lead in blood = 200 ug/L (20 ug/100 ml); sampling time not critical; [ACGIH]
Hepatoxic (a) from occupational exposure (secondary effect) or (b) in animal studies or in humans after ingestion
Occupational diseases associated with exposure to this agent: