Agent Name

Acifluorfen-sodium

CAS Number

62476-59-9

Formula

C14-H6-Cl-F3-N-O5.Na

Major Category

Pesticides

Synonyms

5-(2-Chloro-4-(trifluoromethyl)phenoxy)-2-nitrobenzoic acid sodium salt; Acifluorfen sodium; Acifluorfen, sodium salt; Blazer; Blazer 2S; Carbofluorfen; LS 80.1213; MC 10978; RH 6201; RH 6205; Scifluorfen; Sodium 5-((2-chloro-alpha,alpha,alpha-trifluoro-p-tolyl)oxy)-2-nitrobenzoate; Sodium Acifluorfen; Sodium salt of acifluorfen; Benzoic acid, 5-(2-chloro-4-(trifluoromethyl)phenoxy)-2-nitro-, sodium salt; Benzoic acid, 5-(2-chloro-4-(trifluoromethyl)phenoxy)-2-nitro-, sodium salt (1:1); Sodium 5-(2-chloro-4-(trifluoromethyl)phenoxy)-2-nitrobenzoate; [ChemIDplus] Tackle 2AS; [HSDB]

Category

Herbicides, Protox-Inhibiting

Description

White to yellow solid; Yellow to brown in aqueous solution; [HSDB] Light to dark amber liquid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as pre- or post-emergence herbicide for control of broadleaf weeds in soybeans, peanuts, rice, ornamentals, and residential areas (i.e. mulch, patios, and private roads); [HSDB]

Comments

Acifluorfen: Caused severe eye and moderate skin irritation in rabbit studies; Tackle 2AS (20-21.6% pure): Effects in 90 day feeding study with rats include changes in blood chemistry, considerable increase in liver and kidney weight, and tissue damage in the liver; [HSDB] A skin and eye irritant; [CAMEO] A skin irritant; May cause serious damage to eyes; [eChemPortal: ESIS] Effects in high-dose animal studies include skin irritation, changes in erythrocyte count, and changes in liver, kidney, and adrenal weights; [RTECS] See "Fluthiacet-methyl."

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Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

9.75E-9 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) > 6,900 mg/m3/4h

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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