Agent Name

Ethofumesate

CAS Number

26225-79-6

Formula

C13-H18-O5-S

Major Category

Pesticides

Synonyms

(+-)-2-Ethoxy-2,3-dihydro-3,3-dimethyl-5-benzofuranol methanesulfonate; (+-)-2-Ethoxy-2,3-dihydro-3,3-dimethyl-5-benzofuranyl methanesulfonate (8CI)(9CI); (+-)-2-Ethoxy-2,3-dihydro-3,3-dimethylbenzofuran-5-yl methanesulphonate; 5-Benzofuranol, 2-ethoxy-2,3-dihydro-3,3-dimethyl-, methanesulfonate, (+-)- (8CI)(9CI); CR 14658; NC 8438; Nortron; Nortron (new); Progress; Tramat; 2-Ethoxy-2,3-dihydro-3,3-dimethyl-5-benzofuranyl methanesulfonate; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Herbicides, Other

Description

White solid; [Merck Index] Colorless solid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as systemic herbicide for control of annual broad-leaved and grass weeds in beets, vegetables, tobacco, pastures, turf, and other crops; Also used as silvicide (kills trees and forests); [HSDB]

Comments

May cause irritation; [MSDSonline] Slightly irritating in rabbit eye; Not sensitizing in guinea pig testing; No adverse effects in 90-day feeding study of rats at 20,000 ppm; [Reference #2]

Reference Link

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Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

4.9E-6 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) >3,970 mg/m3/4H

Reference Link

IUCLID: Ethofumesate - 2000

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