Propanil is a highly effective and selective Herbicide/Weedicide which is used to control numerous monocotyledonous (narrow leaf) and dicotyledonous (broad leaf) weeds that occur in rice fields and potato fields. It’s used as post emergence, absorbed by foliage.
Common Name: Propanil
Chemical Name: N-(3,4-dichlorophenyl)propanamide
Chemical Family: Acetanilide
Molecular Formula: C9H9Cl2NO
Molecular Weight: 218.1
CAS #: 709-98-8
Physical and chemical properties:
Propanil is a medium to dark grey crystalline solid ;
melting point: 87 to 89 o C;
vapor pressure: 2.6 x 10-7 mm Hg at 30o C ;
octanol/water partition coefficient (Pow) : 193;
Propanil is slightly soluble in water (0.13 g/L at 20o C) and is completely soluble in ketones, alcohols, ethers and chlorinated hydrocarbons.
Acute Toxicity :
Oral (Rat): LD50 = 1,080 mg/kg
Dermal (Rabbit/Rat): LD50 > 2,000 mg/kg
Inhalation (Rat): LC50 > 6.1 mg/L
Primary Eye Irritation (Rabbit): Iritis, conjunctivitis present in all rabbits, cleared by day 14; corneal opacity cleared by day 4.
Primary Skin Irritation: Slight dermal irritant
Dermal Sensitization: Not a dermal sensitizer