Agent Name

Chloramben

Alternative Name

Amiben

CAS Number

133-90-4

Formula

C7-H5-Cl2-N-O2

Major Category

Pesticides

Synonyms

2,5-Dichloro-3-aminobenzoic acid; 3-Amino-2,5-dichlorobenzoic acid; ACP-M-728; ACPM-629; Ambiben; Amiben DS; Amibin; Amoben; Kyselina 3-amino-2,5-dichlorbenzoova [Czech]; Ornamental weeder; Ornamental weeder 4G; Vegiben; Benzoic acid, 3-amino-2,5-dichloro-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Herbicides, Other

Description

Colorless odorless solid; Technical product is purplish white solid; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used as a selective pre-emergence herbicide to control annual grasses and broad-leaf weeds in various food crops (mainly soybeans), trees, and shrubs; [Reference #1]

Comments

Rapidly excreted after ingestion; [Reference #1] Little or no sensitization reactions observed in male guinea pigs; Histopathological liver changes observed in 18-month dietary study of mice (LOAEL of 15 mg/kg/day for hepatic effects); [ToxPlanet: EPA - Health Effects Assessments] A mild to moderate skin irritant; [HSDB] A skin and strong eye irritant; Targets the liver; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Reference Link

EXTOXNET PIP - Chloramben

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.0E-7 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) > 200,000 mg/m3/1hr

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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