- Acetamide, 2-chloro-N-(ethoxymethyl)-N-(2-ethyl-6-methylphenyl)-
Oily liquid at room temperature, light amber to violet color. Aromatic odor.
For control of most annual grasses and certain broadleaf weeds and yellow nutsedge.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
EC Index Number
Harmful; Irritant; Sensitising; Dangerous for the Environment
Agricultural Chemical and Pesticide; Mutagen; Reproductive Effector; Primary Irritant
Swiss Giftliste 1
Melting point, °C
Boiling point, °C
134 (0.4 torr)
Vapor pressure, mmHg
3.4E-8 (25 C)
Solubility in water
233 mg/L @ 25 C
1.5272 (20 C)
Partition coefficient, pKow
Hazards and Protection.
Store in a cool dry location, away from incompatible materials.
Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Do not breath vapors. Wash thoroughly after handling. Contaminated clothing should be laundered before reuse. This material should only be handled in a hood.
Use ANSI approved chemical goggles and impervious gloves and protective clothing.
Use NIOSH/MSHA approved respirator appropriate for exposure of concerned. Use NIOSH/MSHA approved safety equipment.
Stable at normal temperratures and pressures.
Slightly corrosive to mild steel.
Wear NIOSH/MSHA approved SCBA and full protective equipment.
Likely to be followed by vomiting and diarrhea due to their irritant properties.
Activated charcoal is probably effective in limiting irritant effects and reducing absorption of most or all of these herbicides. Aluminum hydroxide antacids may be useful in neutralizing the irritant actions of more acidic agents. Sorbitol should be given to induce catharsis if bowel sounds are present and if diarrhea has not already commenced. Dehydration and electrolyte may be severe enough to require oral or intravenous fluids. There are no specific antidotes for poisoning by these herbicides.
Skin contamination should he treated promptly by washing with soap and water.
Contamination of the eyes should be treated immediately by prolonged flushing of the eyes with large amounts of clean water.
USCG CHRIS Code
33 Misc. hydrocarbon mixtures
IMO Pollution Category
IMO Hazard code