Agent Name

Metalaxyl

CAS Number

57837-19-1

Formula

C15-H21-N-O4

Major Category

Pesticides

Synonyms

(+-)-Metalaxyl; Allegiance; Apron; Apron 2E; Apron FL; Apron SD 35; CG 117; CGA 48988; D,L-N-(2,6-Dimethylphenyl)-N-(2'-methoxyacetyl)alaninate de methyle [French]; IPO-FS; Jiashuangling; Metalaxil; Metanaxin; Metasyl; Metaxanin; Methyl N-(2-methoxyacetyl)-N-(2,6-xylyl)-DL-alaninate; N-(2,6-Dimethylphenyl)-N-(methoxyacetyl)-alanine methyl ester; Ridomil; Ridomil 2E; Ridomil 72WP; Ridomil Vino; Subdue; Subdue 2E; Subdue 5SP; [ChemIDplus] Acylon; [REPROTOX]

Category

Fungicides

Description

Whitish solid; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

Used as fungicide for food crops, shrubs, and turf; [Merck Index] Used as a food additive; [Hawley] Used as a fungicide, wood preservative, and bactericide; [REPROTOX] Used as a systemic fungicide on many crops (food, feed, tobacco, turf, and ornamental); [EPA REDs]

Comments

An eye irritant; Causes liver injury in high-dose feeding studies; Not likely to be a human carcinogen; [EPA REDs] Injection into chick eggs causes malformations and embryo lethality; [REPROTOX] May cause irritation; May cause skin sensitization; [MSDSonline]

Reference Link

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Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

2.2E-6 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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