Isoxaflutole

  • 5-Cyclopropyl-4-(2-methylsulfonyl-4-trifluoromethyl-benzoyl) isoxazole
  • Methanone, (5-cyclopropyl-4-isoxazolyl)[2-(methylsulfonyl)-4-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl]-
  • Balance
  • Merlin
Formula
C15H12F3NO4S
Structure
Description
Deep beige granules, odorless.
Uses
Agricultural herbicide.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
141112-29-0
EC Index Number
606-054-00-7
R: 50/53/ 63
S: 36/37 60 61
Merck
12,10484
Beilstein/Gmelin
8344543
EPA OPP
123000

Properties.
Formula
C15H12F3NO4S
Formula mass
359.33
Melting point, °C
140
Boiling point, °C
575
Vapor pressure, mmHg
3.2E-13 (25 C)
Density
1.46 g/cm3
Solubility in water
0.006 g/L (20 C)
Partition coefficient, pKow
1.68
Heat of vaporization
86.14 kJ/mol

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in the closed, original container in a dry, cool, secure, well-ventilated area out of direct sunlight.
Protection
Face shield or safety goggles. Rubber or PVC elbow length gloves. Wear cotton overalls buttoned to the neck and wrist and a washable hat (or equivalent clothing).
Small spills/leaks
Contain spillage. Avoid creating dust by damping down. Prevent entry into drains, sewers and watercourses. Shovel or sweep up, and transfer into heavy-duty plastic drums. Seal and label ready for disposal.
Stability
Stable under normal conditions of use.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
302
Fire fighting
Foam, carbon dioxide, dry powder or water spray. Firefighters should wear full protective clothing and self-contained breathing apparatus. If possible and without risk, remove intact containers from exposure to fire. Contain fire-fighting water by bunding area with sand or earth to prevent it entering any bodies of water.
Fire potential
This product is not flammable. Under severe dust conditions, it may form explosive mixtures with air.
Combustion products
May give off toxic substances such as oxides of carbon and nitrogen, and hydrofluoric acid if burnt.

Health.
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
This product has a low acute oral toxicity.
   Inhalation
This product has a low acute inhalation toxicity. Avoid inhalation of dust.
   Skin
Will irritate the skin. This product was found to be a slight skin irritant and non-sensitizing in animal tests.
   Eyes
Will irritate the eyes. Avoid contact with eyes. In animal tests the product was found to be a slight to moderate eye irritant.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Wash out mouth with water. Do not induce vomiting. Keep patient at rest and seek medical advice, as above.
   Inhalation
If inhaled, remove to fresh air and keep at rest. Obtain medical advice if at all worried.
   Skin
Carefully remove contaminated clothing. Wash affected area with soap and water. Seek medical aid if at all worried.
   Eyes
Rinse immediately with clean water, including under eyelids, for at least 15 minutes and obtain medical aid.

Transport.