Agent Name

Fomesafen

CAS Number

72178-02-0

Formula

C15-H10-Cl-F3-N2-O6-S

Major Category

Pesticides

Synonyms

5-(2-Chloro-4-(trifluoromethyl)phenoxy)-N-(methylsulfonyl)-2-nitrobenzamide; 5-(2-Chloro-alpha,alpha,alpha-trifluoro-p-tolyloxy)-N-mesyl-2-nitrobenzamide; 5-(2-Chloro-alpha,alpha,alpha-trifluoro-p-tolyloxy)-N-methylsulfonyl-2-nitrobenzamide; 5-(2-Chloro-alpha,alpha,alpha-trifluoro-p-tolyloxy)-N-methylsulphonyl-2-nitrobenzamide; Fomesafene [ISO-French]; PP021; Reflex; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Herbicides, Protox-Inhibiting

Description

Colorless or white solid; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used as post-emergence herbicide for control of broad-leaved weeds in soy beans and other legumes; [Merck Index]

Comments

The protox inhibitor herbicides (Fomesafen, Oxadiazon, Lactofen, Sulfentrazone, Carfentrazone-ethyl, Oxyfluorofen and Bifenox) can disrupt porphyrin metabolism; "It has been speculated that a transient form of porphyria variegate may occur following a massive exposure or long-term exposure to lower doses." A mild skin irritant; A mild to moderate eye irritant, based on animal studies; [HSDB] May cause irritation; [MSDSonline] See "Fluthiacet-methyl."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

7.5E-7 mm Hg

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