Agent Name

Dicloran

Alternative Name

2,6-Dichloro-4-nitroaniline

CAS Number

99-30-9

Formula

C6-H4-Cl2-N2-O2

Major Category

Pesticides

Synonyms

2,6-Dichloro-4-nitroaniline; 2,6-Dichlor-4-nitroanilin [Czech]; 2,6-Dichloro-4-nitrobenzenamine; 4-Nitro-2,6-dichloroaniline; 4-Nitroaniline, 2,6-dichloro-; AL-50; Allisan; Batran; Bortran; Botran; Botran 45W; CAN; DCNA; DCNA (fungicide); Dichloran; Dichloran (amine fungicide); Dicloran [BSI]; Ditranil; RD-6584; Resisan; U-2069; [ChemIDplus] UN2237

Category

Fungicides

Description

Yellow, odorless solid; [ICSC] Technical grade (>90% purity) is brownish yellow; [CHEMINFO]

Sources/Uses

Used as a selective agricultural fungicide by soil treatment, foliage spray, or dust for vegetables and fruits; Also used to make yellow-brown disperse dyes; [HSDB] Used as an indicator; [CHEMINFO]

Comments

A skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; [ICSC] Effects in high-dose animal studies include convulsions, methemoglobinemia, and liver injury; [RTECS] "No indication that administration of dicloran at 10 mg/day to men for 90 days had any adverse effect. Extensive examinations were made on one industrial worker occupationally exposed to dicloran over three years, with considerable inhalation and dermal exposure for about 60 days/year. No adverse effects were observed." [Reference #1]

Reference Link

INCHEM JMPR: Dicloran - 1998

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.2E-6 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) > 5,400 mg/m3/4h

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Chloronitroanilines."

Reference Link

EPA Pesticide Chemical Search

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

Other CNS Neurotoxin

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Methemoglobinemia

Methemoglobinemia, Secondary

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