Alachlor

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Alachlor
IUPAC name 2-Chloro-N-(2,6-diethylphenyl)-N-(methoxymethyl)acetamide
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
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Properties
C14H20ClNO2
Molar mass 269.767 g/mol
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)

Infobox disclaimer and references

Alachlor is an herbicide, marketed under the trade name Lasso, used mainly to control weeds in corn and soybean fields.[1][2] Alachlor is in the chloroacetanilide family of herbicides.

The United States Environmental Protection Agency has found alachlor to potentially cause the following health effects when people are exposed to it at levels above the maximum contaminant level (MCL) for relatively short periods of time: slight skin and eye irritation.

Alachlor has the potential to cause the following effects from a lifetime exposure at levels above the MCL: damage to liver, kidney, spleen; lining of nose and eyelids; cancer.[3]

See also

References

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