Acifluorfen sodium

  • Sodium 5-((2-chloro-alpha,alpha,alpha-trifluoro-p-tolyl)oxy)-2-nitrobenzoate
  • 5-(2-Chloro-4-(trifluoro-methyl)phenoxy)-2-nitro-benzoic acid, sodium salt
Formula
C14H7ClF3NO5.Na
Structure
Description
White crystallinepowder.
Uses
Post-emergence herbicide for annual broadleaf weeds (some side effects on some grasses) on soybeans, peanuts, rice. Controls weeds such as annual morning glory, cocklebur, jimson weed, hemp sesbania, nightshade, pigweed (amaranthus spp.), Smartweed, tropic croton, velvet leaf, and certain other weeds.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
62476-59-9
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
263-560-7
EC Index Number
604-041-00-0
EC Class
Harmful; Irritant; Dangerous for the Environment
RTECS
DG5643200
RTECS class
Agricultural Chemical and Pesticide; Mutagen
Beilstein/Gmelin
NA
EPA OPP
209800
Canada DSL/NDSL
NDSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C14H7ClF3NO5.Na
Formula mass
384.65
Density
1.26 g/cm3 (23 C)
Solubility in water
> 250 g/L at 25 C

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep closed in a cool dry location.
Handling
Do not wear contact lenses. Laboratory use only Avoid direct physical contact. Handle only in a chemical hood.
Protection
Protective clothing includes goggles, impermeable gloves and apron when handling undiluted product. Protective clothing and boots when handling undiluted and diluted product.
Respirators
OSHA/MSHA approved respirator.
Small spills/leaks
Evacuate area. Wear appropriate protective equipment. Ventilate area. Sweep up and place in an appropriate container. Wash contaminated surfaces to remove resuidue.
Stability
Stable.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
Not reported.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. During a fire, irritating and highly toxic gases may be generated by thermal decomposition or combustion. Use agent most appropriate to extinguish fire.

Health.
Carcinogin
CP65
Exposure effects
Suspected carcinogen.
   Inhalation
Irritation to muscous membranes and slightly toxic.
   Skin
Irritation.
   Eyes
Irritation. Vapors/dust can cause injury and burns.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Seek medical attention. If individual is drowsy or unconscious, do not give anything by mouth; place individual on the left side with the head down. Contact a physician, medical facility, or poison control center for advice about whether to induce vomiting. If possible, do not leave individual unattended.
   Inhalation
If symptoms develop, move individual away from exposure and into fresh air. If symptoms persist, seek medical attention. If breathing is difficult, administer oxygen. Keep person warm and quiet; seek immediate medical attention.
   Skin
Remove contaminated clothing. Wash exposed area with soap and water. If symptoms persist, seek medical attention. Launder clothing before reuse.
   Eyes
If symptoms develop, immediately move individual away from exposure and into fresh air. Flush eyes gently with water for at least 15 minutes while holding eyelids apart; seek immediate medical attention.

Transport.