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ferric phosphate
** iron phosphate ** E33 ** ferric orthophosphate ** Translations

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GENERAL INFORMATION Click here for an explantaion of the general chemical status information
for ferric phosphate

Description: Used to control a variety of slugs and snails on a wide range of foods and ornamental crops

Example pests controlled: Deroceras reticulatum, Derceras laeve and Arion subfuscus

Example applications: Food and non-food crops

Efficacy & activity: -

Availability status: Current

Introduction & key dates: 1997, USA

EC Regulation 1107/2009 (repealing 91/414):
Status Approved
Dossier rapporteur/co-rapporteur Germany/Poland
Date inclusion expires 31/12/2030
EU Candidate for substitution (CfS) No
Listed in EU database Yes

Approved for use () or known to be used () in the following European countries: Click to access a note on the approvals information on this site

AT

BE

BG

CY

CZ

DE

DK

EE

EL

ES

FI

FR

HR

HU

IE

IT

LT

LU

LV

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UK

Chemical structure: Click here for further information on the general chemical status information used on this site
Isomerism None
Chemical formula FePO4
Canonical SMILES [O-]P(=O)([O-])[O-].[Fe+3]
Isomeric SMILES No data
International Chemical Identifier key (InChIKey) WBJZTOZJJYAKHQ-UHFFFAOYSA-K
International Chemical Identifier (InChI) InChI=1S/Fe.H3O4P/c;1-5(2,3)4/h;(H3,1,2,3,4)/q+3;/p-3
2D structure diagram/image available? Yes

General status: Click here for further information on the general chemical status information used on this site
Pesticide type Molluscicide
Substance group Inorganic compound
Minimum active substance purity 703 g/kg
Known relevant impurities EU dossier - Pb: 3mg/kg; Hg: 0.1 mg/kg; Cd: 1.0 mg/kg
Substance origin Synthetic
Mode of action Contact action, interferes with calcium metabolism in slug / snail stomach causing it to stop feeding
CAS RN 10045-86-0
EC number 233-149-7
CIPAC number 629
US EPA chemical code 034903
PubChem CID 24861
Molecular mass (g mol-1) 150.82
PIN (Preferred Identification Name) iron(III) phosphate
IUPAC name Ferric phosphate
CAS name Ferric phosphate
Other status information Note a chelating substance is usually a constituent of these products which should be considered in environmental assessments.
Relevant Environmental Water Quality Standards -
Herbicide Resistance Classification (HRAC) Not applicable
Herbicide Resistance Classification (WSSA) Not applicable
Insecticide Resistance Classification (IRAC) None
Fungicide Resistance Classification (FRAC) Not applicable
Examples of recorded resistance -
Physical state White to buff coloured powder
Related substances & organisms

Formulations:
Property Click here for information on the general product and branding information used on this site Value
Example manufacturers & suppliers of products using this active now or historically
  • Growing Success Organics Ltd
  • Neudorff GmbH
  • Bayer CropScience
  • Vitax Limited
Example products using this active
  • Neu 1165M Slug and Snail Bait
  • Ferramol Slug Killer
  • Slug Death XL
  • Ferrox
UK LERAP status None (may vary with mixtures)
Formulation and application details Usually supplied as pellets or granules.


ENVIRONMENTAL FATE

for ferric phosphate

Property Click here for information on the parameters used to describe environmental fate on this site Value Source/Quality Score/Other Information Click here for information on the primary data sources used to populate this database with fate data Interpretation Click here for information on the way in which we interpret environmental fate data
Solubility - In water at 20oC (mg l-1) 1.86 X 10-09 A5 Low
Solubility - In organic solvents at 20oC (mg l-1) Insoluble L3 - Methanol -
Insoluble L3 - Ethanol -
Insoluble L3 - Xylene -
Insoluble L3 - Ether -
Melting point (oC) Decomposes before melting A5 -
Boiling point (oC) Decomposes before boiling A5 -
Degradation point (oC) 500 A4 -
Flashpoint (oC) Not expected to self ignite; Not highly flammable A5 -
Octanol-water partition coefficient at pH 7, 20oC P - - -
Log P - - -
Bulk density (g ml-1)/Specific gravity 2.87 A5 -
Dissociation constant (pKa) at 25oC - - -
Note:
Vapour pressure at 20oC (mPa) - A2 - Non-volatile -
Henry's law constant at 25oC (Pa m3 mol-1) - - -
GUS leaching potential index Click here for a note on the limitations of the GUS index - - -
SCI-GROW groundwater index (μg l-1) for a 1 kg ha-1 or 1 l ha-1 application rate Click here for a note on the limitations of the SCI-GROW index Value - - -
Note -
Potential for particle bound transport index Click here for a note on the limitations of the potential for particle bound transport index - - -
Maximum UV-vis absorption L mol-1 cm-1 - - -
Surface tension (mN m-1) - - -

Degradation:
Property Click here for information on the parameters used to describe substance degradation Value Source/Quality Score/Other Information Click here for information on the primary data sources used to populate this database with degradation data Interpretation Click here for information on the way in which we interpret substance degradation data
General biodegradability -
Soil degradation (days) (aerobic) DT50 (typical) 365 Q4 Very persistent
DT50 (lab at 20oC) 365 Q3 Very persistent
DT50 (field) 365 Q3 Very persistent
DT90 (lab at 20oC) - - -
DT90 (field) - - -
DT50 modelling endpoint - - -
Note Both iron and phosphate naturally occur in soil. Degradation will be very slow.
Dissipation rate RL50 on plant matrix Value - - -
Note -
Dissipation rate RL50 on and in plant matrix Value - - -
Note -
Aqueous photolysis DT50 (days) at pH 7 Value - - -
Note -
Aqueous hydrolysis DT50 (days) at 20oC and pH 7 Value - - -
Note -
Water-sediment DT50 (days) - - -
Water phase only DT50 (days) - - -

Soil adsorption and mobility:
Property Click here for information on the parameters used to describe substance adsorption and mobility Value Source/Quality Score/Other Information Click here for information on the primary data sources used to populate this database with adsorption and mobility data Interpretation Click here for information on the way in which we interpret substance adsorption and mobility
Linear Kd - - -
Koc -
Notes and range -
Freundlich Kf - - -
Kfoc -
1/n -
Notes and range -
pH sensitivity -


ECOTOXICOLOGY

for ferric phosphate

Property Click here for information on the parameters used to describe substance ecotoxicology Value Source/Quality Score/Other Information Click here for information on the primary data sources used to populate this database with ecotoxicology data Interpretation Click here for information on the way in which we interpret substance ecotoxicology
Bio-concentration factor BCF (l kg-1) - - -
CT50 (days) - -
Mammals - Acute oral LD50 (mg kg-1) > 5000 A5 Rat Low
Mammals - Short term dietary NOEL (mg kg-1) - - -
(ppm diet) - -
Birds - Acute LD50 (mg kg-1) > 2000 A3 Colinus virginianus, as product Low
Birds - Short term dietary (LC50/LD50) - - -
Fish - Acute 96 hour LC50 (mg l-1) > 17.0 A3 Oncorhynchus mykiss, as product using orthophosphate Moderate
Fish - Chronic 21 day NOEC (mg l-1) > 19 A3 Oncorhynchus mykiss, as product using orthophosphate Low
Aquatic invertebrates - Acute 48 hour EC50 (mg l-1) > 100 A5 Daphnia magna Low
Aquatic invertebrates - Chronic 21 day NOEC (mg l-1) > 100 A5 Daphnia magna Low
Aquatic crustaceans - Acute 96 hour LC50 (mg l-1) - - -
Sediment dwelling organisms - Acute 96 hour LC50 (mg l-1) - - -
Sediment dwelling organisms - Chronic 28 day NOEC, static, water (mg l-1) - - -
Sediment dwelling organisms - Chronic 28 day NOEC, sediment (mg kg-1) - - -
Aquatic plants - Acute 7 day EC50, biomass (mg l-1) - - -
Non-target plants - - -
- - -
Algae - Acute 72 hour EC50, growth (mg l-1) > 100 A5 Scenedemus subspicatus Low
Algae - Chronic 96 hour NOEC, growth (mg l-1) > 100 A5 Scenedesmus subspicatus Low
Honeybees (Apis spp.) Contact acute LD50 (worst case from 24 , 48 and 72 hour values - μg bee-1) > 100 A5 Apis mellifera Low
Oral acute LD50 (worst case from 24 , 48 and 72 hour values - μg bee-1) > 109.9 A5 Apis mellifera Low
Unknown mode acute LD50 (worst case from 24 , 48 and 72 hour values - μg bee-1) - - -
Bumblebees (Bombus spp.) Contact acute LD50 (worst case from 24 , 48 and 72 hour values - μg bee-1) - - -
-
Oral acute LD50 (worst case from 24 , 48 and 72 hour values - μg bee-1) - - -
-
Mason bees (Osmia spp.) Contact acute LD50 (worst case from 24 , 48 and 72 hour values - μg bee-1) - - -
Oral acute LD50 (worst case from 24 , 48 and 72 hour values - μg bee-1) - - -
Other pollinators (1) Acute LD50 (worst case from 24 , 48 and 72 hour values - μg insect-1) - - -
Mode of exposure -
Other pollinators (2) Acute LD50 (worst case from 24 , 48 and 72 hour values - μg insect-1) - - -
Mode of exposure -
Earthworms - Acute 14 day LC50 (mg kg-1) > 10 A5 Eisenia foetida Moderate
Earthworms - Chronic NOEC, reproduction (mg kg-1) 6.7 A4 Eisenia foetida Moderate
Other soil macro-organisms Acute LC50 (mg kg-1) - - -
Chronic NOEC (mg kg-1) 16.2 A4 Folsomia candida -
Other arthropod (1) LR50 g ha-1 - - -
% Effect 0
52.2
Mortality
Parasitisation
Dose: 1 kg ha-1
A5 Aphidius rhopalosiphi
-
Other arthropod (2) LR50 g ha-1 6.6
0
Mortality
Fertility
Dose: 1 kg ha-1
A5 Typhlodromus pyri
-
% Effect - - -
Soil micro-organisms - - -
Mesocosm study data NOEAEC mg l-1 - - -
NOEAEC mg l-1 - - -


HUMAN HEALTH AND PROTECTION

for ferric phosphate

General:
Property Click here for information on the parameters used to describe human health and protection issues Value Source/Quality Score/Other Information Click here for information on the primary data sources used to populate this database with human health and protection data Interpretation Click here for information on the way in which we interpret human health and protection data
Threshold of Toxicological Concern (Cramer Class) Click here for a note on the limitations of the Cramer class High (class III) - -
Mammals - Acute oral LD50 (mg kg-1) > 5000 A5 Rat Low
Mammals - Dermal LD50 (mg kg-1 body weight) > 2000 A3 Rat (data for ferric III sulphate) -
Mammals - Inhalation LC50 (mg l-1) - - -
Other Mammal toxicity endpoints - -
ADI - Acceptable Daily Intake (mg kg-1bw day-1) 0.8 A5 -
ARfD - Acute Reference Dose (mg kg-1bw day-1) None Allocated A5 -
AAOEL - Acute Acceptable Operator Exposure Level (mg kg-1 bw day-1) - - -
AOEL - Acceptable Operator Exposure Level - Systemic (mg kg-1bw day-1) 0.8 A5 -
Dermal penetration studies (%) - - -
Dangerous Substances Directive 76/464 - - -
Exposure Routes Public Negligible risk to bystanders, very small risk for local residents
Occupational Small risk for operators wearing PPC
European MRLs Click here for the EU MRL pesticide database
Drinking Water Standards - - -
Drinking Water MAC (μg l-1) - - -

Health issues:
Carcinogen Genotoxic Endocrine disrupter Reproduction / development effects Cholinesterase inhibitor Neurotoxicant

A3; B0; C3; D0; E3

-

Respiratory tract irritant Skin irritant Skin sensitiser Eye irritant Phototoxicant

-

General human health issues If inhaled, iron is a local irritant to the lung and gastrointestinal tract
Liver, cardiovascular, CNS and pancreas toxicant
Key: Genotoxicity
A: Chromosome aberration (EFSA database)
B: DNA damage/repair (EFSA database)
C: Gene mutation (EFSA database)
D: Genome mutation (EFSA database)
E: Unspecified genotoxicity type (miscellaneous data source)
0: No data
1: Positive
2: Mixed/ambiguous results
3: Negative
Key: Other
: Yes, known to cause a problem
: No, known not to cause a problem
: Possibly, status not identified
- : No data found

Handling issues:
Property Click here for information on the parameters used to describe substance handling issues Value Source/Quality Score/Other Information Click here for information on the primary data sources used to populate this database with data on handling issues Interpretation Click here for information on the way in which we interpret data on handling issues
General Click here for a description of the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) codes Not explosive or oxidising
CLP classification 2013 Health: H315, H319, H335
Environment: H412
EC Risk Classification Click here to view information omn the EU risk phrases None allocated at this time
EC Safety Classification Click here to view information omn the EU safety phrases -
WHO Classification NL - Not listed
UN Number -
Waste disposal & packaging Click here for a description of UN packaging marks -


TRANSLATIONS

for ferric phosphate

Language Name
English ferric phosphate
French orthophosphate de fer
German Eisenorthophosphat
Danish -
Italian -
Spanish ortofosfato de hierro
Greek -
Slovenian -
Polish -
Swedish jarn(III)fosfat
Hungarian -
Dutch -

Record last updated: Friday 08 November 2019
Contact: aeru@herts.ac.uk