Agent Name

Hexazinone

CAS Number

51235-04-2

Formula

C12-H20-N4-O2

Major Category

Pesticides

Synonyms

3-Cyclohexyl-1-methyl-6-(dimethylamino)-s-trazine-2,4(1H,3H)-dione; 3-Cyclohexyl-6-(dimethylamino)-1-methyl-1,3,5-triazine-2,4(1H,3H)-dione; 3-Cyclohexyl-6-(dimethylamino)-1-methyl-s-triazine-2,4(1H,3H)-dione; Brushkiller; DPX 3674; Gridball; Hexazinone; SHA 107201; Velpar; Velpar L; Velpar weed killer; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Herbicides, Triazine

Description

White crystals; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

Used as a systemic herbicide to inhibit photosynthesis in target plants; [EXTOXNET]

Comments

Corrosive to eyes; [CAMEO] It is practically nontoxic by dermal exposure and slightly toxic by ingestion with an LD50 of 1690 mg/kg in rats. [EXTOXNET] For the triazine herbicides, systemic toxicity unlikely unless large amounts are ingested; May cause irritation; [EPA Pesticides, p. 121]

Reference Link

EXTOXNET PIP - HEXAZINONE

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.000225 mm Hg

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EPA Pesticide Chemical Search

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