Agent Name

Chloroflurenol-methyl

CAS Number

2536-31-4

Formula

C15-H11-Cl-O3

Major Category

Pesticides

Synonyms

2-Chlor-9-hydroxyfluoren-carbonsaeure-(9)-methylester [German]; 2-Chloro-9-hydroxy-9-methylcarboxylatefluorene; Break-thru; CF 125; Chlorflurecol-methyl; Chlorflurenol-methyl ester; Chloroflurenol-methyl ester; Curbiset; IT 3456; Maintain A; Maintain CF125; Methyl-2-chloro-9-hydroxyfluorene-9-carboxylate; Morphactin; Multiprop; Posan; 2-Chloro-9-hydroxy-9H-fluorene-9-carboxylic acid, methyl ester; 9H-Fluorene-9-carboxylic acid, 2-chloro-9-hydroxy-, methyl ester; Fluorene-9-carboxylic acid, 2-chloro-9-hydroxy-, methyl ester; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Plant Growth Regulators

Description

Colorless solid; [Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as an herbicide for turf (usually in combination with other herbicides), plant growth regulator (retards growth of grasses, weeds, shrubs, etc.), and to stimulate growth of pineapple starts; [Reference #1]

Comments

Accounts for 65-70% of the technical product; The two minor components are very close in chemical structure, claimed to be inseparable, and manufactured in a fairly consistent ratio; Hematological effects (decreased erythrocytes, hemoglobin, and hematocrit) seen by week 4 in 24-month feeding study of dogs at the highest dose tested (approximately 94 mg/kg/day); These findings supported by hemosiderin deposits in the liver, although hematological changes not seen in other animal studies; [Reference #1] May cause irritation; [Aldrich MSDS]

Restricted

Not registered in the US for any food or feed applications; [Reference #1]

Reference Link

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Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.93E-8 mm Hg

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