Parathion

CAS RN:56-38-2

Reactivities / Incompatibilities

Strong oxidizers, alkaline materials.
Violent reaction with endrin. Highly dangerous; shock can shatter the container, releasing the contents.
While a mixture of parathion & endrin were being blended into a petroleum solvent an exothermic reaction occurred which caused some of the solvent to vaporize. The solvent vapor-air mixture exploded. Overheating, possibly caused by mechanical agitation started the exothermic reaction.
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