Agent Name

Linuron

CAS Number

330-55-2

Formula

C9-H10-Cl2-N2-O2

Major Category

Pesticides

Synonyms

1-(3,4-Dichlorophenyl)3-methoxy-3-methyluree [French]; 1-Methoxy-1-methyl-3-(3,4-dichlorophenyl)urea; 3-(3,4-Dichloor-fenyl)-1-methoxy-1-methylureum [Dutch]; 3-(3,4-Dichlor-phenyl)-1-methoxy-1-methyl-harnstoff [German]; 3-(3,4-Dichloro-fenil)-1-metossi-1-metil-urea [Italian]; 3-(3,4-Dichlorophenyl)-1-methoxy-1-methylurea; 3-(3,4-Dicloro-fenil)-1-metossi-1-metil-urea [Italian]; 3-(4,5-Dichlorphenyl)-1-methoxy-1-methylharnstoff [German]; Afalon; Afalon inuron; Aphalon; Cephalon; Certroli-Lin; Du Pont 326; Dupont Herbicide 326; Garnitan; HOE 2810; Herbicide 326; HOE 002810; HOE 02 810; Laroks [Polish]; Linex; Linex 4L; Linorox; Linurex; Linuron (herbicide); Lorox; Lorox Weed Killer; Lorox Linuron Weed Killer; Malurane; Methoxydiuron; N'-(3,4-Dichlorophenyl)-N-methoxy-N-methylurea; N-(3,4-Dichlorophenyl)-N'-methyl-N'-methoxyurea; N-(3,4-Dwuchlorofenylo)N'-metoksy-N'-metylomocznik [Polish]; Profalon; Rotalin; Sarclex; Sinuron; Soilcid; du Pont Herbicide 326; Urea, 3-(3,4-dichlorophenyl)-1-methoxy-1-methyl-; Urea, N'-(3,4-dichlorophenyl)-N-methoxy-N-methyl-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Herbicides, Urea Derivative

Description

Colorless or white odorless solid; [HSDB] Colorless odorless fine crystalline powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as selective pre- and post-emergence herbicide; [Merck Index]

Comments

May cause skin, eye, nose, and throat irritation; Urea-derived herbicides have low toxicity in animal feeding studies; May induce methemoglobinemia; [HSDB] Systemic toxicity unlikely unless large amounts ingested; [EPA Pesticides, p. 122] May effect blood causing anemia; [ICSC] May cause irritation; [MSDSonline] May interfere with fertility in rats because of its antiandrogenic effects; [REPROTOX]

Reference Link

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Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.43E-6 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 48 mg/m3/4h

Adverse Effects
Methemoglobinemia

Methemoglobinemia, Secondary

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