Agent Name

Dicamba

CAS Number

1918-00-9

Formula

C8-H6-Cl2-O3

Major Category

Pesticides

Synonyms

2,5-Dichloro-6-methoxybenzoic acid; 2-Methoxy-3,6-dichlorobenzoic acid; 3,6-Dichloor-2-methoxy-benzoeizuur [Dutch]; 3,6-Dichlor-3-methoxy-benzoesaeure [German]; 3,6-Dichloro-2-methoxybenzoic acid; 3,6-Dichloro-o-anisic acid; Acido (3,6-dicloro-2-metossi)-benzoico [Italian]; Banlen; Banvel; Banvel 480; Banvel 70WP; Banvel CST; Banvel II herbicide; Banvel SGF; Banvel herbicide; Brush buster; Compound B [Velsicol]; Compound B dicamba; Dianat; Dianat [Russian]; Dicamba; Kyselina 3,6-dichlor-2-methoxybenzoova [Czech]; MDBA; Mediben; Vanquish; Velsicol 58-CS-11; Velsicol compound "R"; Velsicol compound R; o-Anisic acid, 3,6-dichloro-; [ChemIDplus] Trade names: Banfel, Banvel, Banvel CST, Banvel D, Banvel XG, Dianat, Dicazin, Fallowmaster, Mediben, Metambane, Tracker, and Trooper; [EXTOXNET]

Category

Herbicides, Chlorophenoxy

Description

Crystalline solid; [EXTOXNET]

Sources/Uses

Used as a herbicide applied to leaves or soil to control broadleaf weeds; [EXTOXNET]

Comments

Oral LD50 (rats) = 757-1707 mg/kg. Dicamba is corrosive to the eyes and can cause skin burns. [EXTOXNET] The following herbicides have an oral LD50 of >1 gm/kg and have little or no acute toxicity in humans: Alachlor, Amitrole, Ammonium sulfamate, Atrazine, Dalapon, Dicamba, Glyphosphate, Monuron, Oryzalin, Picloram, Propanil, Simazine, etc. [LaDou, p. 613]

Reference Link

EXTOXNET PIP - DICAMBA

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

3.38E-5 mm Hg

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Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

Other CNS Neurotoxin

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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