Agent Name

2,4-D, propylene glycol butyl ether ester

CAS Number

1320-18-9

Formula

C15-H20-Cl2-O4

Major Category

Pesticides

Synonyms

2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid propylene glycol butyl ether ester; 2,4-D 2-butoxymethylethyl ester; 2,4-D PGBE; 2,4-D esters; 2,4-D-2-butoxypropyl; Acetic acid, (2,4-dichlorophenoxy)-, butoxy propylene deriv; Acetic acid, 2,4-dichlorophenoxy-, butoxypropyl ester; DuPont Lawn Weeder; Esteron 99 Weed Killer; Esteron 99 Weed Killer Concentrate; Esteron Ten-Ten; Verton 2D; Verton 4D; Acetic acid, (2,4-dichlorophenoxy)-, 2-butoxymethylethyl ester; Acetic acid, (2,4-dichlorophenoxy)-, propylene glycol butyl ester; Propylene glycol butyl ether 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetate; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Herbicides, Chlorophenoxy

Description

Yellow-brown liquid; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

Not currently registered with the EPA for use as a pesticide in the US; [HSDB]

Comments

A skin and eye irritant; The esters of 2,4-D are hydrolyzed rapidly in the body to 2,4-D; Do not accumulate in mammals; Plasma half-life is about 1 day; Analysis of 2,4-D as esters and amine salts in 1982 found the esters more highly contaminated with dioxins; [HSDB] See "2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin." See "2,4-D."

Restricted

FIFRA 1998 status of pesticides: Cancelled; [RTECS]

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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