IUPAC Name: 2-chloro-N-(2-ethyl-6-methylphenyl)-N-(1-methoxypropan-2-yl)acetamide
MCL: 0.7 ppm
Source: Used as an herbicide to control grass and weeds. Also occurs as a derivative of aniline.
Water Treatment: https://tdb.epa.gov/tdb/contaminant?id=-13570946
Summary: Metolachlor is an organochlorine compound used as an herbicide. It occurs as a derivative of aniline. It occurs as a colorless liquid at room temperature and has a density of 1.12 g/mL. It is soluble in water up to 530 mg/L at 20 C. A wide range of Koc values from 22 – 2,230 indicate low to high mobility within soil. Photolysis from water and soil is expected to be a major fate process. Metolachlor ESA, and Metolachlor OA are environmental transformation products.
GHS Hazard Statement: H303, H317, H330, H400, H410, GHS06, GHS07, GHS08, GHS09