DL-Phosphinothricin

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DL-Phosphinothricin
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Identifiers
CAS number 77182-82-2 YesY
PubChem 53597
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Properties
Molecular formula C5H15N2O4P
Molar mass 198.16 g mol−1
Melting point 205 °C (401 °F; 478 K)
Hazards
R-phrases R23/24/25
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

DL-Phosphinothricin is a herbicide commonly used in plant molecular biology and plant tissue culture. It is the ammonium salt of glufosinate. It is also known as glufosinate ammonium.

The herbicide is a broad spectrum herbicide which is comparatively biodegradable, similar to glyphosate.[1] Glufosinate is sold under trade names Basta, Buster and Liberty. Crops have been developed (genetically engineered) which are resistant to this herbicide through the insertion of the bar gene[2] into plants.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mayer, Jorge; Jade Sharples; Carol Nottenburg (2004). "Chapter 1 - Introduction: Herbicide Resistance". Technology Landscapes > Resistance to Phosphinothricin. CAMBIA. Retrieved 2007-10-20. 
  2. ^ Mayer, Jorge; Jade Sharples; Carol Nottenburg (2004). "Resistance to Phosphinothricin - Overview". Technology Landscapes > Resistance to Phosphinothricin. CAMBIA. Retrieved 2007-10-20. 

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