Agent Name

Terbuthylazine

CAS Number

5915-41-3

Formula

C9-H16-Cl-N5

Major Category

Pesticides

Synonyms

1,3,5-Triazine-2,4-diamine, 6-chloro-N-(1,1-dimethylethyl)-N'-ethyl- (9CI); 2-Chloro-4-ethylamino-6-tert-butylamino-s-triazine; 2-tert-Butylamino-4-chloro-6-ethylamino-1,3,5-triazine; 2-tert-Butylamino-4-chloro-6-ethylamino-s-triazine; 2-tert.Butylamino-4-aethylamino-6-chlor-1,3,5-triazin [German]; 6-Chloro-N-(1,1-dimethylethyl)-N'-ethyl-1,3,5-triazine-2,4-diamine (9CI); ChlorCaragard; G 13529; GS 13529; Gardeprim A 1862; Gardoprim; N2-tert-Butyl-6-chloro-N4-ethyl-1,3,5-triazine-2,4-diamine; N2-tert-Butyl-6-chloro-N4-ethyl-1,3,5-triazine-2,4-diyldiamine; Primatol M; Primatol-M80; Sorgoprim; Terbutazine; Terbutylazine; Terbutylethylazine; Turbulethylazin [German]; s-Triazine, 2-(tert-butylamino)-4-chloro-6-(ethylamino)- (7CI)(8CI); 2-(tert-Butylamino)-4-chloro-6-(ethylamino)-s-triazine; [ChemIDplus] UN2763

Category

Herbicides, Triazine

Description

Colorless to white solid with a rotten odor; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used to control algae, fungi, and bacteria in ornamental aquaria and commercial and industrial circulating water systems; Also used as broad-spectrum herbicide for maize, cereals, vines, fruits, coffee, potatoes, sugar cane, rubber, forestry, and other crops; [HSDB]

Comments

For the triazine herbicides, systemic toxicity unlikely unless large amounts are ingested; May cause irritation; [EPA Pesticides, p. 121] A mild to moderate eye and mild skin irritant; [HSDB] May cause irritation; [MSDSonline]

Restricted

Registered strictly for aquatic non-food uses in the US; [EPA REDs]

Reference Link

EPA Pesticide Chemical Search

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.12E-6 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) > 3,510 mg/m3/4h

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Triazine pesticide, solid, toxic."

Reference Link

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

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