Agent Name

Acibenzolar-S-methyl

CAS Number

135158-54-2

Formula

C8-H6-N2-O-S2

Major Category

Pesticides

Synonyms

Actigard; BTH; BTH (agrochemical); Bendicar; Benzothiadiazole; Bion; Bion (pesticide); CGA 245704; S-Methyl 1,2,3-benzothiadiazole-7-carbothioate; 1,2,3-Benzothiadiazole-7-carbothiolic acid, S-methyl ester; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Herbicides, Other

Description

White to beige odorless solid; [Merck Index] Light to dark brown granules with a sulfurous odor; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used to protect crops by activating the natural response to disease (systemic acquired resistance); [Merck Index] Used to control downy mildew in vegetables, bacterial speck and spot on tomatoes, and blue mold on tobacco; One end use product used on imported bananas; [Reference #1]

Comments

A skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; May cause skin sensitization; [eChemPortal: ESIS] Effects in high-dose oral animal studies include hemolysis (with or without anemia), changes in spleen, and changes in spleen and liver weights; [RTECS]

Reference Link

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Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

3.3E-6 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Anemia

Anemia, Hemolytic

Reproductive Toxin

Yes

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