Agent Name

Benfluralin

CAS Number

1861-40-1

Formula

C13-H16-F3-N3-O4

Major Category

Pesticides

Synonyms

Balan; Balfin; Banafine; Benalan; Benefex; Benefin; Benefin [WITHDRAWN]; Benephin; Benfluraline [ISO-French]; Bethrodine; Binnell; Blulan; Bonalan; Carpidor; EL-110; Emblem; Flubalex; L 54521; N-Butyl N-ethyl-2,6-dinitro-4-(trifluoromethyl)benzeneamine; N-Butyl-2,6-dinitro-N-ethyl-4-trifluoromethylaniline; N-Butyl-N-ethyl-2,6-dinitro-4-(trifluoromethyl)benzenamine; N-Butyl-N-ethyl-2,6-dinitro-4-trifluoromethylaniline; N-Butyl-N-ethyl-alpha,alpha,alpha-trifluoro-2,6-dinitro-p-toluidine; Quilan; alpha,alpha,alpha-Trifluoro-2,6-dinitro-N,N-ethylbutyl-p-toluidine; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Herbicides, Nitroaromatic

Description

Yellow-orange solid; [Merck Index] Orange crystalline solid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as pre-emergence dinitroaniline herbicide to control grasses and weeds in alfalfa, vegetables, non-bearing cropland, turf, public easements, and recreational, industrial, and residential areas; [HSDB]

Comments

May cause skin and eye irritation and skin sensitization; Mildly irritating to eyes and moderately irritating to skin of rabbits; In Beuhler topical patch test, 7 of 12 guinea pigs tested positive for skin sensitization, although formulated products (19-60%) produced no positive results; Effects in high-dose animal studies include histopathological changes to liver and kidneys; [HSDB] Does not uncouple oxidative phosphorylation or induce methemoglobinemia; [EPA Pesticides, p. 120] May cause irritation; [MSDSonline]

Reference Link

EPA Pesticide Chemical Search

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

6.53E-5 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) >2,300 mg/m3

Reference Link

European Food Safety Authority (EFSA): Active Substances in Plant Protection Products

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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