Spike; Brulan; Brush Bullet; EL-103; Graslan; Perflan; Herbec; Herbic; Reclaim
|Molar mass||228.31 g·mol−1|
|Appearance||Off-white to buff colored crystalline solid|
|Melting point||163.19 °C (325.74 °F; 436.34 K) (mean or weighted MP)|
|Boiling point||394.23 °C (741.61 °F; 667.38 K) (Adapted Stein & Brown method)|
|Main hazards||Xn (harmful), N (dangerous for the environment)|
|R-phrases||R22 R50, R53|
|S-phrases||(S2), S37, S60, S61|
Except where noted otherwise, data is given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
Tebuthiuron is a nonselective broad spectrum herbicide of the urea class. It is used in a number of herbicides manufactured by Dow AgroSciences, and is sold under several trade names, depending on the formulation. It is used to control weeds, woody and herbaceous plants, and sugar cane. It is absorbed by the roots and transported to the leaves, where it inhibits photosynthesis.
The Environmental Protection Agency considers tebuthiuron to have a great potential for groundwater contamination, due to its high water solubility, low adsorption to soil particles, and high persistence in soil (its soil half-life is 360 days).
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