Agent Name

Benzimidazole

CAS Number

51-17-2

Formula

C7-H6-N2

Major Category

Pesticides

Synonyms

1,3-Benzodiazole; 1,3-Diazaindene;1H-Benzimidazole; 3-Azaindole; Azindole; BZI; Benziminazole; Benzoglyoxaline; Benzoimidazole; N,N'-Methenyl-o-phenylenediamine; o-Benzimidazole; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Fungicides

Description

Solid; Soluble in hot water; [Merck Index] Slightly water solubility = 2 g/L at 20 deg C; [ChemIDplus] Off-white or tan powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

The benzimidazoles are a group of systemic fungicides; [HSDB] Classification: agricultural chemical, anthelmintic, anti-infective agent, and experimental pesticide; [ChemIDplus]

Comments

May be an irritant; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

7.64E-5 mm Hg

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