Herbicide for grasses & broadleaf weeds on corn & sorghum, soybeans, peanuts, cotton, vegetables, forage crops.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
EC Index Number
Carcinogenic Category 3; Harmful; Sensitising; Dangerous for the Environment
Agricultural Chemical and Pesticide; Tumorigen; Mutagen
Swiss Giftliste 1
Melting point, °C
Boiling point, °C
Vapor pressure, mmHg
1E-6 (25 C)
1.133 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
Partition coefficient, pKow
Heat of vaporization
Hazards and Protection.
Do not store near heat or open flame. Store in original container only. Do not contaminate water, seed or feed by storage. Keep away from children.
All chemicals should be considered hazardous. Avoid direct physical contact. Use appropriate, approved safety equipment. Untrained individuals should not handle this chemical or its container. Handling should occur in a chemical fume hood.
Protective gloves and clothing. Safety goggles or eye protection in combination with breathing protection if powder.
Wear positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).
Do not touch damaged containers or spilled material unless wearing appropriate protective clothing. Stop leak if you can do it without risk. Cover with plastic sheet to prevent spreading. Absorb or cover with dry earth, sand or other non-combustible material and transfer to containers. DO NOT GET WATER INSIDE CONTAINERS.
Indefinitely stable; not sensitive to light or heat stable to UV radiation.
Organic amides/imides react with azo and diazo compounds to generate toxic gases Flammable gases are formed by the reaction of organic amides/imides with strong reducing agents Can react as acids.
On combustion, forms toxic gases (carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, HCl).
Use method most appropriate to fight surrounding fire.
Fire may produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic gases.
CNS excitation progressing to CNS depression is reported in fatally poisoned animals.
Highly toxic, may be fatal if inhaled, swallowed or absorbed through skin. Effects of contact or inhalation may be delayed.
Alachlor may cause allergic skin reactions.
Alachlor may be a mild irritant to the eyes.
Dilution: immediately dilute with 4 to 8 ounces (120 to 240 ml) of water (not to exceed 15 ml/kg in a child). Activated charcoal: administer charcoal as a slurry (240 ml water/30 g charcoal). Usual dose: 25 to 100 g in adults/adolescents.
Move victim to fresh air. Apply artificial respiration if victim is not breathing. Do not use mouth-to-mouth method if victim ingested or inhaled the substance; induce artificial respiration with the aid of a pocket mask equipped with a one-way valve or other proper respiratory medical device. Administer oxygen if breathing is difficult.
Remove contaminated clothing and wash exposed area thoroughly with soap and water. A physician should examine the area if irritation or pain persists.
Irrigate exposed eyes with copious amounts of tepid water for at least 15 minutes. If irritation, pain, swelling, lacrimation, or photophobia persist, the patient should be seen in a health care facility.