IUPAC Name: 2-(phosphonomethylamino)acetic acid

MCL: 0.7 ppm

Source: Used as an active ingredient in herbicides used to control weeds.

Water Treatment:

Summary: Glyphosate is a widespread chemical used as the active ingredient in herbicides. The primary use for glyphosate is to control weeds. It is soluble in water up to 10.5 g/L at 20 C and has a density of 1.705 g/mL at 20 C. Upon decomposition it produces gaseous nitrogen and phosphorous oxides. It has different acid dissociation constants from different dissociation mechanisms. Koc values ranging from 2600 – 4900 indicate low mobility within soil. Biodegradation under both aerobic and anaerobic conditions is expected to be a major method of natural removal.


GHS Hazard Statement: H302, H318,H336, H361, H373, H400, H410, H411, GHS05, GHS07, GHS08, GHS09