Agent Name

Glufosinate-ammonium

CAS Number

77182-82-2

Formula

C5-H12-N-O4-P.H3-N

Major Category

Pesticides

Synonyms

2-Amino-4-(hydroxymethylphosphinyl)butanoic acid monoammonium salt; Ammonium (3-amino-3-carboxypropyl)methylphosphinate; Ammonium (DL-homoalanine-4-yl)methylphosphinate; Ammonium 2-amino-4-(hydroxymethylphosphinyl)butanoate; Ammonium glufusinate; Basta; Basta F1; Basta LS; Dash; Finale; Finale 14SL; Glufosinate ammonium; Gluphosinate ammonium; HOE 00661; HOE 39866; Ignite; Ignite ISC Herbicide; Liberty; Liberty (pesticide); Monoammonium 4-(hydroxy(methyl)phosphinoyl)-DL-homoalaninate; Monoammonium-2-amino-4-(hydroxymethylphosphinyl)butanoate; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Herbicides, Other

Description

White to light yellow solid; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used as broad spectrum post-emergence herbicide for grapes, orchards, plantations, ornamentals, and non-cropland; Also used as crop desiccant; [HSDB]

Comments

May cause irritation; Effects in high-dose animal studies include convulsions; [MSDSonline] Not a teratogen in animal studies, but may have effect on glutamate receptors in brain after fetal exposure; [REPROTOX]

Reference Link

INCHEM JMPR: Glufosinate-ammonium - 1999

Exposure Assessment
Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 1,260 mg/m3

Reference Link

EFSA: Glufosinate - 2005

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

Other CNS Neurotoxin

Reproductive Toxin

Yes

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