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Product Information

POLYPHASE® 663
Broad Spectrum Biocide EPA Registration No. 5383-109
This product is covered under the following Patent: US 6,197,805

Description Polyphase® 663 is a broad-spectrum, water-based product that is effective against a wide variety of
fungal and algal organisms. This product is particularly useful in water-based products in which
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are a major concern and more than fungal protection is desired.
It is particularly effective for application over cementitious substrates.

Application/ Polyphase 663 offers excellent dry film fungal and algal protection in exterior paints, masonry
Use coatings, stucco, and pigmented water-based wood protective stains. Polyphase 663 also provides
excellent protection against mildew and algal growth on adhesives, caulks, sealants, and for other
industrial applications.

• Broad-spectrum fungicide and algaecide


Highlights • Zero VOC
• Low hazard profile
• Contains no alkylphenol-ethoxylates
• Does not chalk on exposure
• Color stable in white paint

Physical The following are typical properties of Polyphase 663; they are not to be considered product
Properties specifications.

Appearance: ............................................................................................... White flowable dispersion


Specific Gravity, 25°C: ..........................................................................................................1.15 g/cc
pH (as is) ...................................................................................................................................... 7.5
Viscosity, 25°C........................................................................................................................300 cps

Antimicrobial Fungi MIC Algae MIC


Activity Aspergillus niger 10 Chlorella sp. 3
Aspergillus versicolor 20 Stichoccoccus sp. 15
Cladosporium cladosporiodes 1
Trichoderma virens 5
Penicillium phinophilum 5
Penicillium sp. 20
Aureobasidium pullulans 1
Alternaria alternata 35
Ceratocystis pilifera 10
Cladosporium herbarum 5

*Minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) is an indication of which microorganisms can be controlled


by a preservative and the concentration at which growth of the test organism is inhibited under
laboratory conditions. MIC values are expressed in parts per million (ppm). The lower the MIC value
in ppm, the greater the product’s effectiveness. MIC values should only be used for relative
comparisons. Practical use concentrations are generally much higher and should be established
through field tests and actual use.

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Suggested use levels are based on laboratory and field evaluations and are typical for the
Function/ applications indicated. Suggested use levels for the indicated applications should be verified by field
Activity trials. Suggested use levels are reported as a percentage of the end-use product as a ratio of the
Biocide Weight to Weight of the final end-use product.

Percent
Weight/Weight
Exterior paint ........................................................................................................................ 0.7 – 2.0
Masonry................................................................................................................................. 0.2 – 0.6
Wood protective stain............................................................................................................ 0.5 – 2.0
Adhesives, caulks & sealants................................................................................................ 0.5 – 1.5
Joint cements ........................................................................................................................ 0.5 – 1.2
Roof coatings ........................................................................................................................ 0.7 – 3.0
Stucco ................................................................................................................................... 0.5 – 1.5

The actual level of Polyphase® 663 required for antimicrobial protection is formulation specific. The
individual components of the formulation, the PVC level, the substrate to be coated, and the
environment in which the coating will be exposed all have an influence on the amount of protection
needed.

Formulating Formulation Testing


Considerations TROY Corporation’s Microbiological Laboratory is available to provide additional assistance in
determining the proper level of protection needed for your system.

Paint and Coatings


Polyphase 663 has been shown to be an excellent control agent against mold, mildew, and algae for
water-based paints and coatings. In hot, humid areas where mold and mildew are a particularly
severe problem, the higher application levels are suggested. Polyphase 663 should be added with
good agitation at the end of the manufacturing cycle (see Formulation Notes).

Wood Protective Stains (Water-Based)


Polyphase 663 offers broad spectrum protection against the discoloration of the protective film due to
blue stain, mold, and algae. Polyphase 663 does not change the appearance of wood or have any
influence on its coatability. Polyphase 663 is recommended only for pigmented wood stains. For clear
and semi-transparent stains, performance tests should be conducted to ensure that Polyphase 663
does not affect the transparency of the final coating.

Exterior Adhesives, Caulks, And Sealants


Polyphase 663 can be used to prevent the growth of fungal and algal organisms in both the wet and
cured adhesives, caulks, and sealants. Polyphase 663 should be added towards the end of the
production cycle with good agitation.

Formulation Notes
Field testing of final products under actual use conditions is strongly recommended. Metal containers
for formulated products should always be lined. Do not store formulated products for prolonged
periods in iron or steel containers. For paint and coating applications, Polyphase 663 should be
added at the end of the manufacturing cycle after final pH adjustments have been made (not during
the grind).

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Regulatory Toxicity
Considerations
Data available on this product below. For additional information, contact Troy Chemical Corporation.

Acute Oral Effects:


LD50 (oral, rat) - 4958 mg/kg.

Acute Skin Effects:


LD50 (dermal, rabbit) >5000 mg/kg. Slight irritation. This product is not a skin sensitizer.

Acute Eye Effects:


Mild eye irritant (rabbit)

Acute Inhalation Effects:


LC50 (rat, 4 hr) >2.05 mg/l

Subchronic Effects and Other Studies


n-(3,4-Dichlorophenyl)-n,n-Dimethlyurea: In animal feeding studies, this material caused blood,
bladder, and kidney effects.

Methyl benzimidazole-2-yl carbamate: Reproductive effects have been reported in several animal
species (rat, mouse, and hamster) with oral administration based on the highest exposure levels
tested. These include effects on spermatogenesis, decreased fertility, fetotoxicity, and
developmental abnormalities. Genotoxic effects have been demonstrated on both in vitro and in vivo
tests.

Kaolin: In animal studies, female rats fed 20% kaolin in their diet resulted in reproductive effects.

For additional information on active ingredients, contact Troy Chemical Corporation.

Environmental Ecotoxicity
Effects This product is toxic to fish. Do not apply directly to water or wetlands. Do not contaminate water
when disposing of equipment washwaters.

Data on the active ingredient n-(3,4-Dichlorophenyl)-n,n-Dimethlyurea, is as follows:


LC50 (bluegill sunfish, 48 hr flow-through) – 7.4 mg/L
LC50 (rainbow trout, 96 hr flow-through) – 14.7 mg/L.
LC50 (common carp, 48 hr flow-through) – 3.2 mg/L.
LC50 (guppy, 72 hr flow-through) – 25 mg/L.
EC50 (daphnia magna, 48 hr) – 1.4 mg/L.
EC50 (Scenedesmus subspicatus, 96 hr) – 22 µg/L.

Data on Methyl benzimidazole-2-yl carbamate is as follows:


LC50 (bluegill sunfish, 96 hr flow-through) > 2.1 mg/L
LC50 (rainbow trout, 96 hr flow-through) – 1.5 mg/L.
LC50 (water flea, 48 hr flow-through) – 0.22 mg/L.

Data on 3-iodo-2-propynyl butyl carbamate (IPBC), is as follows:


LC50 (rainbow trout, 96 hr flow-through) – 67 µg/L.
EC50 (daphnia magna, 48 hr) – 0.16 mg/L.
EC50 (Scenedesmus subspicatus, 72 hr) – 22 µg/L.

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Environmental Fate
This product is a pesticide and may cause adverse environmental impact. Avoid contamination of
streams and sewers.

The active ingredient, n-(3,4-Dichlorophenyl)-n,n-Dimethlyurea, is mobile and has the potential to


leach to ground and to contaminate surface waters. It is very persistent in soils and has a low
bioaccumulation potential.
Aquatic half-life > 100 days @ pH of 7; 22 deg C.
Octanol/water partition coefficient: LogPow = 2.71-2.82

Methyl benzimidazole-2-yl carbamate has a low bioaccumulation potential.


Octanol/water partition coefficient: LogPow = 1.6

The fate of the active ingredient, IPBC, is quite favorable. Degradation is rapid and occurs through
biological as well as non-biological processes. Classified as readily biodegradable. Low potential to
bioaccumulate.
Octanol/water partition coefficient: LogPow = 2.81
COD: 1148 mg/g.

This product, or its components, are listed on, or are exempt from:
Chemical
Inventories Country Agency Registration Number and Sections
United States TSCA 330-54-1
United States TSCA 10605-21-7
United States TSCA 55406-53-6
United States EPA 5383-109
Canada DSL 330-54-1
Canada DSL 10605-21-7
Canada DSL 55406-53-6
Europe EINECS 206-354-4
Europe EINECS 234-232-0
Europe EINECS 259-627-5
Switzerland SWISS G-1599
Switzerland SWISS G-9605
Switzerland SWISS G-43527
Australia AICS 330-54-1
Australia AICS 10605-21-7
Australia AICS 55406-53-6
Korea ECL 330-54-1
Korea ECL 10605-21-7
Korea ECL 55406-53-6
Korea ECL Serial Number KE-10186
Korea ECL Serial Number KE-02676
Korea ECL Serial Number KE-21042
China IECSC 330-54-1
China IECSC 10605-21-7
China IECSC 55406-53-6
New Zealand NZIOC 330-54-1
New Zealand NZIOC 10605-21-7
New Zealand NZIOC 55406-53-6

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CAUTION: Causes moderate eye irritation. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, or clothing. Harmful if
Labeling
swallowed. Wash thoroughly with soap and water after handling.

EU Regulations:
T - Toxic
N - Dangerous for the environment

R40 – Limited evidence of a carcinogenic effect.


R46 – May cause heritable genetic damage.
R60 – May impair fertility.
R61 – May cause harm to the unborn child.
R48/22 - Harmful; danger of serious damage to health by prolonged exposure if swallowed.
R50/53 – Very toxic to aquatic organisms, may cause long-term adverse effects in the aquatic
environment.

Handling, Avoid contact with eyes, skin, or clothing. Avoid breathing vapor or mist. Wash thoroughly after
Storage, Health handling. Keep container tightly closed. Use only with adequate ventilation. Store away from
And Safety incompatible substances in a cool, dry, ventilated area. Store indoors at temperatures between
5-40°C (41-104°F). This product should be well-mixed before use. If the product has excessively
chilled, propeller-agitate. Do not contaminate water, food, or feed by storage or disposal.

Observe all Federal, State, and Local regulations when storing or disposing of this substance.

Emergency Overview: Polyphase® 663 is a white flowable dispersion with a mild characteristic
odor. May cause mild eye, skin and respiratory irritation. May evolve iodine vapors during
combustion. Toxic to fish.

Polyphase 663 is packaged in:


Shipping And
Packaging Shipping Container Net Weight
Pail 44 lbs. (20 kg)
Drums 110 lbs. (50 kg)
Drums 441 lbs. (200 kg)
Totes 2205 lbs. (1000 kg)

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DOT
Shipping Name Non-hazardous additive/compound

Labels Required None

DOT (Bulk only)


Shipping Name UN3082, Environmentally hazardous substance, liquid n.o.s.
(Contains: Diuron, Carbendazim)
9, PG lll, Marine pollutant, ERG# 171
Labels Required Class 9, Marine pollutant

IATA
Shipping Name UN3082, Environmentally hazardous substance, liquid n.o.s.
(Contains: Diuron, Carbendazim)
9, PG lll, ERG# 9L
Labels Required Class 9

IMDG
Shipping Name UN3082, Environmentally hazardous substance, liquid n.o.s.
(Contains: Diuron, Carbendazim)
9, PG lll, Marine pollutant, EMS# F-A, S-F
Labels Required Class 9, Marine pollutant

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