Agent Name

Zoxamide

CAS Number

156052-68-5

Formula

C14-H16-Cl3-N-O2

Major Category

Pesticides

Synonyms

3,5-Dichloro-N-(3-chloro-1-ethyl-1-methyl-2-oxopropyl)-4-methylbenzamide; 3,5-Dichloro-N-(3-chloro-1-ethyl-1-methyl-2-oxopropyl)-p-toluamide; RH 7281; Zoxium; Zoxium 80W Agricultral Fungicide; Benzamide, 3,5-dichloro-N-(3-chloro-1-ethyl-1-methyl-2-oxopropyl)-4-methyl-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Fungicides

Description

White solid; [Merck Index] Odor like liquorice; [HSDB] White odorless powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as agricultural fungicide for potatoes, vines, and vegetables (targets Oomycete fungi); [Merck Index]

Comments

A strong skin sensitizer and potential cause of occupational asthma; Not a neurotoxin or reproductive toxin; Not likely to be a human carcinogen; [Reference #1] In high-dose animal experiments, causes liver changes and increase in liver weight; [RTECS] May cause moderate eye irritation and mild corneal injury; Organs affected in high-dose animal studies include liver and thyroid; [MSDSonline]

Reference Link

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Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

6.6E-9 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) > 5,300 mg/m3

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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