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CAS number 1861-40-1 N
PubChem 2319
ChemSpider 2229 YesY
UNII 28224BUY6R YesY
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Molecular formula C13H16F3N3O4
Molar mass 335.28 g mol−1
Appearance Orange crystalline solid[1]
Density 1.338 g/mL
Melting point 65.0 to 65.5 °C (149.0 to 149.9 °F; 338.1 to 338.6 K)[1]
Boiling point 121 to 122 °C (250 to 252 °F; 394 to 395 K) at 0.6 mbar
Solubility in water 1 mg/L[1]
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

Benfluralin is an herbicide of the dinitroaniline class.[2] It is used to control grasses and other weeds. Annual use in the United States was approximately 700,000 pounds in 2004.[3]

The mechanism of action of benfluralin involves inhibition of root and shoot development.[4]


  1. ^ a b c Record in the GESTIS Substance Database from the IFA
  2. ^ Benfluralin,
  3. ^ R.E.D. FACTS: Benfluralin, United States Environmental Protection Agency
  4. ^ Agrochemicals, Globachem