Agent Name

Tecnazene

CAS Number

117-18-0

Formula

C6-H-Cl4-N-O2

Major Category

Pesticides

Synonyms

1,2,4,5-Tetrachloro-3-nitrobenzene; 2,3,5,6-TCNB; 2,3,5,6-Tetrachlor-1-nitrobenzol [German]; 2,3,5,6-Tetrachloro-1-nitrobenzene; 2,3,5,6-Tetrachloronitrobenzene; Altritan; Arena; Benzene, 1,2,4,5-tetrachloro-3-nitro-; Benzene, 3-nitro-1,2,4,5-tetrachloro-; Bygran; Chipman 3,142; Easytec; Folosan; Folosan (VAN); Folosan DB 905; Fumite; Fumite Techalin; Fusarex; Fusarex G; Fusarex T; Hickstor; Hystore; Hytec; Myfusan; Nebulin; New Hystore; Storite SS; TCNB; Tecnazen [German]; Teknazen [Czech]; Terraclor; Tetrachloronitrobenzene; Tetrachloronitrobenzene (VAN); Turbostore; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Fungicides

Description

Colorless odorless solid; [HSDB] Pale yellow solid; [CAMEO] Cream to pale brown solid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as fungicide and plant growth regulator; to prevent rotting and sprouting of stored potatoes; No longer registered with the EPA for use in the US, cancelled; Registered in the UK for post harvest use on potatoes for long term storage; [HSDB] Used as a fungicide in smoke generators for greenhouses; [INCHEM] Banned for use as pesticide for plant protection and pesticide including biocides in the EU; [eChemPortal: ESIS]

Comments

May cause irritation; [CAMEO] May cause irritation; May cause skin sensitization; "With the exception of one report of dermal sensitization in agricultural workers, tecnazene does not seem to present a problem occupationally." [INCHEM] May cause skin sensitization; [eChemPortal: ESIS] An irritant; May cause skin sensitization; [MSDSonline]

Reference Link

INCHEM: Tecnazene (HSG 12 - 1988)

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.0018 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

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