Benfluralin

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Benfluralin
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Names
IUPAC name
N-Butyl-N-ethyl-2,6-dinitro-4-(trifluoromethyl)aniline
Other names
Benefin; Benfluraline; α,α,α-Trifluoro-2,6-dinitro-N,N-ethylbutyl-p-toluidine
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
ChEBI
ChemSpider
ECHA InfoCard 100.015.878
UNII
Properties
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)[1] at 0.6 mbar
1 mg/L[1]
Except where otherwise noted, 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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Record in the GESTIS Substance Database of the Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  2. ^ Benfluralin, alanwood.net
  3. ^ R.E.D. FACTS: Benfluralin Archived September 15, 2011, at the Wayback Machine., United States Environmental Protection Agency
  4. ^ Agrochemicals Archived April 6, 2012, at the Wayback Machine., Globachem