Agent Name

Imazamethabenz-methyl

CAS Number

81405-85-8

Formula

C16-H20-N2-O3

Major Category

Pesticides

Synonyms

AC 222,293; AC 222293; AC 293; Assert; CL 222293; Dagger; Imazamethabenz [ANSI]; Imazamethabenz methyl; Benzoic acid, 2-(4,5-dihydro-4-methyl-4-(1-methylethyl)-5-oxo-1H-imidazol-2-yl)-4(or 5)-methyl-, methyl ester; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Herbicides, Imidazolinone

Description

Off-white solid with a mild musty odor; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

Used as post-emergence herbicide for wheat, barley, and sunflowers; [HSDB]

Comments

In acute poisoning cases following ingestion of large amounts of an imidazolinone herbicide, patients have vomiting, hypotension, liver and kidney dysfunction, CNS impairment, and respiratory distress; May cause burns to the GI tract after ingestion; Not a skin irritant or skin sensitizer; [HSDB] May cause irritation; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.13E-8 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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