Agent Name

Dichloral urea

CAS Number

116-52-9

Formula

C5-H6-Cl6-N2-O3

Major Category

Pesticides

Synonyms

1,3-Bis(1-hydroxy-2,2,2-trichloroethyl)urea; 1,3-Bis(2,2,2-trichloro-1-hydroxyethyl)urea; Crag DCU-73W; Crag Experimental Herbicide 2; Crag Herbicide 2; DCU; DCU Crag Herbicide 2; DKhM; Dichloralurea; Dichloraluree; Dicloraluree [INN-French]; EH2; Experimental Herbicide 2; RC 9485; SKF 1995; SK&F 1995; Urea, 1,3-bis(2,2,2-trichloro-1-hydroxyethyl)-; Urea, N,N'-bis(2,2,2-trichloro-1-hydroxyethyl)-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Herbicides, Urea Derivative

Description

Colorless solid; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used as pre-emergence herbicide for sugar beets, vegetables, and other crops; Union Carbide superseded product which is currently of little commercial interest; [HSDB]

Comments

Urea-derived herbicides have low toxicity in animal feeding studies; [HSDB] Systemic toxicity unlikely unless large amounts ingested; [EPA Pesticides, p. 122] May cause irritation; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.27E-9 mm Hg

Links to Other NLM Databases
Health Studies

Human Health Effects from Hazardous Substances Data Bank:

Toxicity Information

Search TOXNET

Chemical Information

Search ChemIDplus

Related Information in HazMap
Processes

Industrial Processes with risk of exposure: