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Skeletal formula
Ball-and-stick model
CAS number 3337-71-1 YesY
PubChem 18752
ChemSpider 17707 YesY
KEGG C18350 YesY
Jmol-3D images Image 1
Molecular formula C8H10N2O4S
Molar mass 230.241 g/mol
Density 1.419 g/mL
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Asulam is a herbicide invented by May & Baker Ltd, part of the Rhône-Poulenc Group, and internally called M&B9057[1] and used in horticulture and agriculture. It is used to kill bracken[2][3] and docks[4] also used as an antiviral agent. It is currently marketed, by United Phosphorus Ltd - UPL, as "Asulox" which contains 400 g/L of asulam sodium salt.

Asulam was declared not approved by the "Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1045/2011 of 19 October 2011 concerning the non-approval of the active substance asulam, in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market, and amending Commission Decision 2008/934/EC (


  1. ^ "ChemSpider – Asulam – C8H10N2O4S". Retrieved 30 September 2011. 
  2. ^ R. J. Pakemana, M. G. Le Ducb and R. H. Marrs (1998). "An assessment of aerially applied asulam as a method of long-term bracken control". Journal of Environmental Management 53 (3): 255–262. doi:10.1006/jema.1998.0207. 
  3. ^ C. S. R. Snow and R. H. Marrs (1997). "Restoration of Calluna heathland on a bracken Pteridium-infested site in north west England". Biological Conservation 81 (1-2): 35–42. doi:10.1016/S0006-3207(96)00147-4. 
  4. ^ R. I. Speight and J. B. Whittaker (1987). "Interactions Between the Chrysomelid Beetle Gastrophysa viridula, the Weed Rumex obtusifolius and the Herbicide Asulam". The Journal of Applied Ecology (British Ecological Society) 24 (1): 119–129. doi:10.2307/2403791. JSTOR 2403791. 

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