Agent Name

2,4,5-T, isobutyl ester

CAS Number

4938-72-1

Formula

C12-H13-Cl3-O3

Major Category

Pesticides

Synonyms

2,4,5-T isobutyl ester; 2,4,5-T-isobutyl; 2,4,5-Trichlorophenoxyacetic acid isobutyl ester; Acetic acid, (2,4,5-trichlorophenoxy)-, 2-methylpropyl ester; Acetic acid, (2,4,5-trichlorophenoxy)-, isobutyl ester; Isobutyl 2,4,5-T; Isobutyl 2,4,5-trichlorophenoxyacetate; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Herbicides, Chlorophenoxy

Description

2,4,5,-T esters: Amber to dark amber liquid; [HSDB] Off-white solid; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

Used as herbicide for food crops, sugarcane, rangeland, and industrial areas; [HSDB]

Comments

2,4,5-Trichlorophenoxyacetic acid esters: Solids; Mild eye irritants that may cause transient corneal injury; [CAMEO] A skin and eye irritant; Chlorophenoxy compounds have a plasma half-life of about 1 day and do not accumulate in mammals; [HSDB] See "2,4,5-T."

Restricted

No longer registered as a pesticide for use in the US; [HSDB]

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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