2,6-Dichlorobenzonitrile

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2,6-Dichlorobenzonitrile
Skeletal formula
Ball-and-stick model
Identifiers
CAS number 1194-65-6 YesY
PubChem 3031
ChemSpider 2923 YesY
UNII N42NR4196R YesY
KEGG C11040 YesY
ChEBI CHEBI:943 YesY
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Properties
Molecular formula C7H3Cl2N
Molar mass 172.01 g/mol
Appearance white crystalline powder
Density 1.623 g/cm3
Melting point 144.5 °C
Boiling point 279 °C
Solubility in water insoluble
Hazards
Flash point 126 °C (259 °F; 399 K)
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Infobox references

2,6-Dichlorobenzonitrile (DCBN or dichlobenil) is an herbicide[1] and is slightly toxic for humans.[2] It is metabolized in the liver by the enzyme CYP2A6.

It was discovered in the mid 50s. It has herbicidal properties killing young seedlings of both monocot and dicot species.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hepatic cytochrome P450 enzymes do not play a role in the nasal
  2. ^ http://www.epa.gov/oppsrrd1/REDs/factsheets/0263fact.pdf
  3. ^ Principles of weed science