Trifluralin

IUPAC Name: 2,6-dinitro-N,N-dipropyl-4-(trifluoromethyl)aniline

Source: Used as a pesticide on a wide range of crops.

Summary: Trifluralin, a member of the (trifluoromethyl)benzenes, is used as an herbicide. Has a very low solubility in water of 0.24 mg/L and has a density of 1.36 g/mL. Decomposition produces gaseous hydrogen fluoride and nitrogen oxides which may be toxic to inhale. It is classified by the EPA as a Hazardous Air Pollutant (HAPs). The presence of ozone increases the rate of photolysis in the atmosphere. Koc values of 397 and 27,900 indicate that soil mobility may be low to none. Biodegradation occurs at higher rates under anaerobic conditions compared to aerobic conditions. The compound lacks functional groups that may make hydrolysis an important method of natural removal. Bioaccumulation in organisms is expected to be high.

GHS Hazard Statement: H302, H303, H316, H317, H319, H330, H351, H400, H410, GHS06, GHS07, GHS08, GHS09