Agent Name

Dinoterb

CAS Number

1420-07-1

Formula

C10-H12-N2-O5

Major Category

Pesticides

Synonyms

2,4-Dinitro-6-tert-butylphenol; 2-(1,1-Dimethylethyl)-4,6-dinitrophenol; 2-tert-Butyl-4,6-dinitrophenol; 2-tert-Butyl-4,6-dinitrophenol [ISO]; Dinoterbe [ISO-French]; DNTBP; Herbogil; Phenol, 2-(1,1-dimethylethyl)-4,6-dinitro-; Phenol, 2-tert-butyl-4,6-dinitro-; Phenol, o-t-butyl-4,6-dinitro-; Phenol, o-tert-butyl-4,6-dinitro-; Stirpan forte; [ChemIDplus] UN2779

Category

Herbicides, Nitroaromatic

Description

Yellow solid with an odor of phenol; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used as contact herbicide for post-emergence control of annual weeds in cereals, lucerne, and maize, and pre-emergence weed control in beans and peas; Also used as rodenticide; [HSDB]

Comments

Toxicology similar to that of Dinoseb and Dinitro-o-cresol; [HSDB] An eye irritant; Can be absorbed through skin; [MSDSonline] See "Dinitro-o-cresol "

Restricted

Banned in the EU for use as pesticide for plant protection and other pesticides including biocides; [eChemPortal: ESIS] All registrations suspended by EPA in 1986; [HSDB]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.1E-6 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Substituted nitrophenol pesticide, solid, toxic."

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Nephrotoxin

Yes

Reproductive Toxin

Yes

Methemoglobinemia

Methemoglobinemia, Secondary

Other Poison

Uncoupler

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