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 335.283 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. It is used to control grasses and other weeds. Annual use in the United States was approximately 700,000 pounds in 2004.[2]

The mechanism of action of benfluralin involves inhibition of root and shoot development.[3]

References[edit]

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