IUPAC Name: 6-chloro-2-N,4-N-diethyl-1,3,5-triazine-2,4-diamine
MCL: 0.004 ppm
Source: Used as an herbicide on weeds and grasses.
Summary: Simazine is used as a pesticide. It is a member of the triazine herbicides. It is soluble in water up to 6.2 mg/L at 20 C and has a density of 1.33 g/mL at 22 C. It has an acid dissociation constant of pKa = 1.62 at 20 C. A wide range of Koc values from 78 – 3559 indicate low to high mobility. Biodegradation and hydrolysis are expected to be major fate processes in water.
GHS Hazard Statement: H302, H317, H319, H320, H335, H336, H351, H361, H372, H373, H400, H410, GHS07, GHS08, GHS09