Agent Name

Nitralin

CAS Number

4726-14-1

Formula

C13-H19-N3-O6-S

Major Category

Pesticides

Synonyms

2,6-Dinitro-4-methylsulfonyl-N,N-dipropylaniline; 2,6-Dinitro-N,N-dipropyl-4-(methylsulfonyl)benzenamine; 4-(Methylsulfonyl)-2,6-dinitro-N,N-dipropylaniline; 4-(Methylsulfonyl)-2,6-dinitro-N,N-dipropylbenzeneamine; 4-Methylsulphonyl-2,6-dinitro-N,N-dipropylaniline; Aniline, 2,6-dinitro-N,N-dipropyl-4-(methylsulfonyl)-; Aniline, 4-(methylsulfonyl)-2,6-dinitro-N,N-dipropyl-; Benzenamine, 4-(methylsulfonyl)-2,6-dinitro-N,N-dipropyl-; Nitraline; Planavin; Planavin 75; Planuin; SD 11831; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Herbicides, Nitroaromatic

Description

Light yellow to orange solid; [HSDB] Yellow solid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as selective pre-emergence herbicide for beans, cotton, soy beans, peanuts, alfalfa, vegetables, and other crops; Formerly manufactured by Shell Chemical Co.; [HSDB]

Comments

A worker developed skin sensitivity with cross-reaction to dinitrochlorobenzene; No effect levels of 2000 mg/kg diet in 2-year feeding studies of rats and dogs; [HSDB] Dust is an eye irritant; [CAMEO] May cause irritation; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

9.3E-9 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

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