Metsulfuron-methyl

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Metsulfuron-methyl
Skeletal formula of metsulfuron-methyl
Ball-and-stick model of the metsulfuron-methyl molecule
Names
IUPAC name
2-{[(4-methoxy-6-methyl-1,3,5-triazin-2-yl)amino]-oxomethyl]sulfamoyl}benzoic acid methyl ester
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
ChEBI
ChemSpider
ECHA InfoCard 100.129.351
KEGG
Properties
C14H15N5O6S
Molar mass 381.36 g/mol
Density 1.45 g/cm3
Melting point 163-166 °C
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

Metsulfuron-methyl is an organic compound classified as a sulfonylurea herbicide, which kills broadleaf weeds and some annual grasses.[1] It is a systemic compound with foliar and soil activity, that inhibits cell division in shoots and roots. It has residual activity in soils, allowing it to be used infrequently but requiring up to 22 months before planting certain crops (sunflowers, flax, corn, or safflower). It has very low toxicity to mammals, birds, fish, and insects but is a moderate eye irritant.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Arnold P. Appleby, Franz Müller, Serge Carpy "Weed Control" in Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry 2002, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim. doi:10.1002/14356007.a28_165
  2. ^ "Extension Toxicology Network:Pesticide Information Profiles".