Agent Name

Propachlor

CAS Number

1918-16-7

Formula

C11-H14-Cl-N-O

Major Category

Pesticides

Synonyms

2-Chloro-N-(1-methylethyl)-N-phenylacetamide (9CI); 2-Chloro-N-isopropyl-N-phenylacetamide; 2-Chloro-N-isopropylacetanilide; Acetamide, 2-chloro-N-(1-methylethyl)-N-phenyl-; Acetanilide, 2-chloro-N-isopropyl-; Acilid; Bexton; Bexton 4L; CP 31393; Chloressigsaeure-N-isopropylanilid [German]; Kartex A; N-Isopropyl-2-chloroacetanilide; N-Isopropyl-alpha-chloroacetanilide; Nitacid; Niticid; Prolex; Propachlore [ISO-French]; Ramrod; Ramrod 65; Satecid; alpha-Chloro-N-isopropylacetanilide; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Herbicides, Chloracetanilide

Description

Light tan or white solid; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used to control grasses and broadleaf weeds in the first season on grain, sorghum, corn, and for onion seed in Washington and Oregon; [Reference #1]

Comments

It is in the acetanilide class of herbicides along with acetochlor, butachlor, metolachor, and alachlor; [Reference #1] Slight increase in unspecified anomalies reported in Russian study not available for review; [REPROTOX] Allergic contact dermatitis confirmed by patch testing in farmers and manufacturing workers; [Reference #2]

Reference Link

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Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.00074 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 1000 mg/m3

Reference Link

INCHEM: Propachlor (EHC 147 - 1993)

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

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