Agent Name

Oxyfluorofen

CAS Number

42874-03-3

Formula

C15-H11-Cl-F3-N-O4

Major Category

Pesticides

Synonyms

2-Chloro-1-(3-ethoxy-4-nitrophenoxy)-4-trifluoromethylbenzene; 2-Chloro-alpha,alpha,alpha-trifluoro-p-tolyl-3-ethoxy-4-nitrophenyl ether; Benzene, 2-chloro-1-(3-ethoxy-4-nitrophenoxy)-4-(trifluoromethyl)- (9CI); Boxer (Obs.); Galigan; Goal; Goldate; Hada F; Koltar; Oxyfluorfene [ISO-French]; Oxygold; RH-2915; Zoomer; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Herbicides, Protox-Inhibiting

Description

Orange to dark red-brown solid; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used as broad spectrum pre- and post-emergence herbicide for tree, fruit, nut, vine, and field crops; Also used for non-agricultural, residential, and forestry applications; [HSDB] Used as food additive; [Hawley]

Comments

The protox inhibitor herbicides (Fomesafen, Oxadiazon, Lactofen, Sulfentrazone, Carfentrazone-ethyl, Oxyfluorofen and Bifenox) can disrupt porphyrin metabolism; "It has been speculated that a transient form of porphyria variegate may occur following a massive exposure or long-term exposure to lower doses." A skin and eye irritant; Occasionally irritating to respiratory tract; [HSDB] May cause irritation; [MSDSonline] See "Fluthiacet-methyl."

Reference Link

EPA Pesticide Chemical Search

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

2.48E-7 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) >3,710 mg/m3/4H

Reference Link

European Food Safety Authority (EFSA): Active Substances in Plant Protection Products

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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