Scientific Name: SODIUM 5-(2-CHLORO-4-(TRIFLUOROMETHYL)PHENOXY)-2-NITROBENZOATE
Also known as:
5-(2-chloro-4- (triflouromethyl)phenoxy)-2-nitro-benzoic acid, sodium salt
BENZOIC ACID, 5-(2-CHLORO-4-(TRIFLUOROMETHYL)PHENOXY)-2-NITRO-, SODIUM SALT
European Commission: Acifluorfen:
Not allowed to be used as an active ingredient after July 25, 2003.
However, a specific exemption for continued use of Acifluorfen has been allowed for use on Soybean in Italy
Molecular Formula: C14H7ClF3NO5.Na
Acifluorfen sodium salt (5-(2-chloro-4- (triflouromethyl)phenoxy)-2-nitro-benzoic acid, sodium salt). Acifluorfen is classified as a Group B2 compound, i.e., the chemical is a probable human carcinogen . Acifluorfen produced an increased incidence of combined malignant and benign liver tumors in two different strains of mice. The compound also displayed positive mutagenic activity in several non-mammalian test systems, and is structurally similar to four other diphenyl ether herbicide compounds which caused increased incidences of liver tumors in two different strains of mice. EPA believes that there is sufficient evidence for listing acifluorfen sodium salt on EPCRA section 313 pursuant to EPCRA section 313(d)(2)(B) based on the available carcinogenicity data.
Body Weight Decrease
Cancer: Probable Human Carcinogen - LIVER
Rohm & Haas
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