Agent Name

Diquat dibromide

CAS Number

85-00-7

Formula

C12-H12-N2.2Br

Major Category

Pesticides

Synonyms

1,1'-Aethylen-2,2'-bipyridinium-dibromid [German]; 1,1'-Ethylene 2,2'-dipyridylium dibromide; 1,1'-Ethylene-2,2'-bipyridinium dibromide; 1,1'-Ethylene-2,2'-bipyridylium dibromide; 1,1'-Ethylene-2,2'-dipyridylium dibromide; 6,7-Dihydrodipyrido(1,2-a:2',1'-c)pyrazinedium dibromide; 9,10-Dihydro-8a,10a-diazoniaphenanthrene dibromide; 9,10-Dihydro-8a,10a-diazoniaphenanthrene(1,1'-ethylene-2,2'-bipyridylium)dibromide; Aquacide; Deiquat; Deiquat dibromide (USSR); Detrone; Dextrone; Dipyrido(1,2-a:2',1'-c)pyrazinediium, 6,7-dihydro-,dibromide; Diquat dibromide; Ethylene dipyridylium dibromide; FB2; Ortho-Diquat; PP 100; Preeglone; Reglon; Reglon dibromide (USSR); Reglone; Reglox; Weedtrine-D; [ChemIDplus] UN2781

Category

Herbicides, Bipyridyl

Description

Colorless to yellow crystals; [ICSC] Aqueous solution is dark reddish-brown; [CHEMINFO]

Sources/Uses

Non-selective contact herbicide, algicide, desiccant, and defoliant; [HSDB]

Comments

A skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; Can injure the kidneys, liver, cardiovascular system after ingestion or significant absorption through skin or respiratory tract; [ICSC] Skin sensitizer; Highly toxic; [Quick CPC] See "Diquat."

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Exposure Assessment
Skin Designation (ACGIH)

Yes

TLV (ACGIH)

0.5 mg/m3(inhalable fraction), 0.1 mg/m3(respirable fraction)

Vapor Pressure

1.81E-6 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Nephrotoxin

Yes

ACGIH Carcinogen

Not Classifiable

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