Agent Name

Mesotrione

CAS Number

104206-82-8

Formula

C14-H13-N-O7-S

Major Category

Pesticides

Synonyms

ZA 1296; 1,3-Cyclohexanedione, 2-(4-(methylsulfonyl)-2-nitrobenzoyl)-; [ChemIDplus] 2-[4-(Methylsulfonyl)-2- nitrobenzoyl]-1,3-cyclohexanedione; Callisto; [Merck Index]

Category

Herbicides, Nitroaromatic

Description

Opaque solid; [Merck Index] Solid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Synthetic form of leptospermone (natural herbicide from the bottlebrush plant); Used as herbicide for maize; [Merck Index]

Comments

May cause irritation; Targets the kidneys and liver; [MSDSonline]

Reference Link

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Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

4.27E-8 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) > 5,000 mg/m3

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Reproductive Toxin

Yes

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