Dicamba
Title: Dicamba
CAS Registry Number: 1918-00-9
CAS Name: 3,6-Dichloro-2-methoxybenzoic acid
Additional Names: 3,6-dichloro-o-anisic acid; 2-methoxy-3,6-dichlorobenzoic acid; dianat
Manufacturers' Codes: Velsicol 58-CS-11
Trademarks: Banvel (BASF); Clarity (BASF)
Molecular Formula: C8H6Cl2O3
Molecular Weight: 221.04
Percent Composition: C 43.47%, H 2.74%, Cl 32.08%, O 21.71%
Literature References: Sometimes misnamed methoxydichlorobenzoate. Prepn: S. B. Richter, US 3013054 (1961 to Velsicol). Metabolism: D. D. Oehler, G. W. Ivie, J. Agric. Food Chem. 28, 685 (1980). Toxicity: Bailey, White, Residue Rev. 10, 97 (1965).
Properties: Crystals from pentane, mp 114-116°. Vapor pressure at 100°: 3.75 ´ 10-3 mm Hg. Sol in ethanol and acetone. Very slightly sol in water. LD50 orally in rats: 1040 mg/kg (Bailey, White).
Melting point: mp 114-116°
Toxicity data: LD50 orally in rats: 1040 mg/kg (Bailey, White)
Use: Herbicide.

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