Propamocarb

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Propamocarb
Propamocarb.svg
Identifiers
CAS number 24579-73-5 YesY, 25606-41-1 (HCl) YesY
PubChem 32490
ChemSpider 30114
ChEMBL CHEMBL1907431
Jmol-3D images Image 1
Properties
Molecular formula C9H20N2O2
Molar mass 188.27 g mol−1
Density 0.957g cm-3
Hazards
Main hazards Xn
Flash point 109.1 °C (228.4 °F; 382.2 K)
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
Infobox references

Propamocarb is a systemic fungicide used for control of soil, root and leaf disease caused by oomycetes. It is used by watering or spraying. Propamocarb is absorbed and distributed through crop's tissue.

Use[edit]

Propamocarb has fungicidal activity only against oomycetes.

Safety[edit]

Propamocarb has low general toxicity, and almost no teratogenicity or neurotoxicity for mammals. It is not a carcinogen nor mutagen.[1][2] Propamocarb is not susceptible to formation of resistant diseases. It is fully metabolized by plants and aquatic bacteria in a few weeks, so it is not a major ecological threat. It possesses the risk of skin sensitization. Oral LD50 is 2900 mg/kg for male rats and 2000 mg/kg for female rats.[2]

In one study conducted on tobacco, cucumber and spinach, using propamocarb synthesized out of carbon C14 radionuclide researchers stated that propamocarb is decomposed down to carbon dioxide and then incorporated into plant's natural compounds,[2] e.g. like amino acids.

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