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Name Of Product CAS NO. Specification MSDS
Chlorsulfuron 64902-72-3 95% TC, 75% WDG, 75% DF, 60% WP
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Synonyms: PRESS;TELAR;N-(2-Chlorophenyl)sulfonyl-N'-(4-methyl-6-methoxy-2-triazinyl)urea;Tuligen;DPX-W-4189;W-4189;1-(2-chlorophenyl)sulfonyl-3-(4-methoxy-6-methyl-s-triazin-2-yl)urea;Chlorsulfuron 100mg [64902-72-3]
CAS: 64902-72-3
MF: C12H12ClN5O4S
MW: 357.77
EINECS: 265-268-5
Product Categories: Herbicide
Mol File: 64902-72-3.mol
Chlorsulfuron Structure
Chlorsulfuron Chemical Properties
Melting point  174-178°C
density  1.6111 (rough estimate)
refractive index  1.5630 (estimate)
storage temp.  0-6°C
form  neat
pka 4.21±0.10(Predicted)
Merck  13,2210
BRN  577255
CAS DataBase Reference 64902-72-3(CAS DataBase Reference)
NIST Chemistry Reference Chlorsulfuron(64902-72-3)
EPA Substance Registry System Chlorsulfuron (64902-72-3)
Safety Information
Hazard Codes  N,Xi
Risk Statements  50/53
Safety Statements  60-61-36-26
RIDADR  UN3077 9/PG 3
WGK Germany  2
RTECS  YS6640000
Hazardous Substances Data 64902-72-3(Hazardous Substances Data)
Toxicity LD50 in male, female rats (mg/kg): 5545, 6293 orally (Levitt)
Chlorsulfuron Usage And Synthesis
Chemical Properties Pure products are white crystal, odorless. m.p.174 ~ 178℃, decomposition temperature 192℃, vapor pressure 6.133x10-4Pa (25℃). Solubility in organic solvents: dichloromethane 102g/L, acetone 57g/L, methanol 14g/L, toluene 3g/L, hexane 10mg/L. Solubility in water at 25℃: 100~125mg/L (pH=4.1) and 27.9g/L (pH=7). Unstable in the acid condition, the circulating half-life of hydrolysis is 4~8 weeks when pH is 5.7~7 but 1 week when pH is 4. Under dry conditions, the photolysis of chlorsulfuron on plant surfaces is 30% within 30 days, and the photolysis of chlorsulfuron on soil surface is 15%. The circulating half-life in the soil is 4~6 weeks.
Uses Intrinsic and super-efficient sulfonylurea herbicide. When absorbed by surfaces or roots of weeds, the agent is conducted to the whole plant. It inhibits the synthesis of branched chain amino acids, valine and leucine by inhibiting the activity of acetyl lactase, thereby stopping cell division, producing chlorosis and withering away to death. It is used to control broadleaf weeds and grass weeds in cereal crop fields, such as goosefoot, polygonum, amaranth, cleaver, piemarker, field bindweed, cirsium arvense, black bindweed, german camomile, setaria viridis, ryegrass, bluegrass, allium macrostemon bunge and so on. Not effective for avena fatua and solanum nigrum. It is used early before or after germination and usually administered after autumn crops are sowed but before germination or after germination of spring weeds. It is more suitable to provide leaf surface treatments after germination. Mix 0.15~0.6 grams of active ingredient per 100m2 with water to spray. It has good effects when mixed with chlortoluron and isoproteron. The crops such as corn, rape and so on are sensitive to the second stubble. It has little effect on the following rice when the dosage exceeds 0.6g.
Chlorsulfuron is a new type of sulfonylurea herbicide developed by DuPont Company of America in 1978. DuPont has turned it into a commercial product from 1981. The product is a super-efficient herbicide with low toxicity characterized by high activity, broad spectrum, selective safety of wheat seedlings.
  • Preparation of 2-mino-4-methyl-6-methoxy symtriazine
The craft process of isourea salt method is as followed: Mix 4.7g cyanamide (90%) with 4g water, add razoxane ethyl ethylimidoote hydrochloride(90%) at 10℃ and stir for 1h. Then use sodium hydroxide to adjust the pH value between 5 to 6 and stir for 1h at 5~10℃. Add 10ml water, stir to layer and obtain N-cyano ethyl ethylimidoote by reduced pressure distillation in oil layer with a yield of 91%. Mix 50g carbamide, 100g dimethyl sulfate and 32g methanol together, heat up it to 55℃slowly, turn off the heat, automatically reach to 60℃, cool it at 68℃ appropriately ,stop cooling at 83℃, continue to heat up to 113℃, then reduce to 105℃automatically and cool to 50℃ to obtain methyl isoureas aimethyl sulfate slat with a yield of 93%. Add 1.4g sodium in 25ml methanol, cool it to -10℃, add 11.2g methyl isoureas aimethyl sulfate slat(90%), drop 5.6g N-cyano ethyl ethylimidoote at a temperature within the range of 0℃ to 14℃, heat it up to 20℃, stir for 20h to obtain 2-mino-4-methyl-6-methoxy symtriazine by post-processing with a yield of 69.3%.
Other synthetic methods can be found in the preparation of metsulfuron-methyl.
  • The preparation of N-chlorophenylsulfonyl isocyanate
Mix 230ml concentrated hydrochloric acid, 70ml water and 121g o-chloroaniline together, and cool the mixture to -5℃. Add sodium nitrite solution(40%), keep the reaction temperature below 3℃, add excessive nitrite acid. At the end of the reaction, use a little urea to destroy the excess nitrite, and then remove the solid impurities to complete the diazotization of o-chloroaniline.
Dissolve 198g sodium bisulfite in 350mL water, then divide the solution into 2 parts. One part is put into the reaction flask containing 770ml concentrated hydrochloric acid and 24g anhydrous copper sulfate. Add the other part and diazonium salt solution into the solution above at the same time under the conditions of mixed cooling. Keep the reaction temperature at 0℃, isolate the oil layer at the end of the reaction, wash with water to obtain o-chlorobenzenesulfonyl chloride. The conversion rate of the above two steps is 88.7%. Drop the o-chlorobenzenesulfonyl chloride into a reaction bottle containing 430ml concentrated ammonia water, control the bath temperature at 60℃ and keep the temperature for for 4h. After the filtration, water-dioxane(5:1) mixtures are used to recrystallize, and o-chlorobenzenesulfonamide is obtained after decolorizing with a yield of 63%.
Mix 19.2g o-chlorobenzenesulfonamide, 150ml o-dichlorobenzene and 63.5g oxalyl chloride together, react for 9h to evaporate excess oxalyl chloride. Until the reaction temperature reaches 18℃, the o-dichlorobenzene is evaporated and N-chlorophenylsulfonyl is obtained by reduced pressure distillation with a yield of 57.3%. Phosgene can also be used to replace oxalyl chloride to synthesize cyanate ester in the presence of tertiary amine.
  • Synthesis of chlorsulfuron
Mix 0.02mol 2-mino-4-methyl-6-methoxy symtriazine and 40ml anhydrous acetonitrile together, drop 0.02mol N-chlorophenylsulfonyl isocyanate acetonitrile solution into the mixture and then continue to stir at the room temperature for 24h. Sniff out white powders, wash with acetonitrile, dry to obtain chlorsulfuron products with a yield of 70%. Chlorsulfonide can also be prepared by the addition reaction of o-chlorobenzenesulfonamide with 4-methyl-6-methoxy symtriazine-2-isocyanate prepared by the reaction of 2-mino-4-methyl-6-methoxy symtriazine and phosgene.
Description Chlorsulfuron is one of the first sulfonylurea herbicides developed and commercialized by DuPont. Dr George Levitt and his team at DuPont first synthesized chlorsulfuron in 1976, and it was commercialized for use as a herbicide in 1981. It is currently registered by DuPont in the United States, Canada, the European Union, Russia, the Ukraine, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, and in several countries of South America.
Compared with many other herbicides that are applied at levels of pounds per acre (or kilograms per acre), sulfonylureas are highly effective at use rates of less than an ounce per acre (approximately 6 g per acre for chlorsulfuron).
Chemical Properties Colorless, odorless crystals
Uses Triazine urea herbicide used to control broad-leaved weeds and some annual grass weeds.
Uses Chlorsulfuron is used as a postemergence herbicide for the control of dicotyledonous weeds, with excellent safety for wheat and other cereals crops. While chlorsulfuron is primarily used to control weeds in cereals, it can also be used in range and pasture applications. It is currently only used to a minor extent for nonfood industrial applications and right-of-way purposes.
General Description Colorless crystals. Non corrosive. Insoluble in water. Used as an herbicide.
Air & Water Reactions Insoluble in water. Reacts slowly with water. The reaction is promoted by acid such that the pH is less than 5.0 (1/2 life of 24-48 hrs.). Reaction is also promoted by polar organic solvents such as methanol and acetone.
Agricultural Uses Herbicide: A selective systemic herbicide used to control most broadleaf weeds and some annual grasses in wheat, barley, oats, duram, rye, triticale and flax. Applied to non-crop sites such as rights-of-way, fence rows and roadsides.
Potential Exposure A selective systemic sulfonylurea herbicide used to control most broadleaf weeds and some annual grasses in wheat, barley, oats, duram, rye, triticale, and flax. Applied to noncrop sites such as rights-of-way, fence rows, and roadsides.
Environmental Fate Soil. Degrades in soil via hydrolysis followed by microbial degradation forming low molecular weight, inactive compounds. The estimated half-life was reported to range from 4 to 6 weeks (Hartley and Kidd, 1987; Cremlyn, 1991). Microorganisms capable of degrading chlorsulfuron are Aspergillis niger, Streptomyces griseolus and Penicillium sp. (Humburg et al., 1989). One transformation product reported in field soils is 2-chlorobenzenesulfonamide (Smith, 1988)
The reported dissipation rate of chlorsulfuron in surface soil is 0.024/day (Walker and Brown, 1983). The persistence of chlorsulfuron decreased when soil temperature and moisture were increased (Walker and Brown, 1983; Thirunarayanan et al., 1985)
Plant. Chlorsulfuron is metabolized by plants to hydroxylated, nonphytotoxic compounds including 2-chloro-N-(((4-methoxy-6-methyl-1,3,5-triazin-2-yl)-amino)carbonyl)benzenesulfonamide (Duke et al., 1991). Devine and Born (1985) and Peterson and
Photolytic. The reported photolysis half-lives of chlorsulfuron in distilled water, methanol and natural creek water at λ >290 nm were 18, 92 and 18 hours, respectively. In all cases, 2-chlorobenzene sulfonamide, 2-methoxy-4-methyl-6-amino-1,3,5-triazine and trace amounts of the tentatively identified compound nitroso-2-chlorophenylsulfone formed as photoproducts (Herrmann et al., 1985).
Metabolic pathway Chlorsulfuron is metabolized in wheat and in tolerant broadleaves via different pathways where hydroxylation occurs on the methyl group of the triazine ring and at the phenyl ring of the chlorsulfuron in respective plants. With chemical degradation of chlorsulfuron on dry minerals (Syst.), two pathways of degradation are observed, one of which is direct
Shipping UN3077 Environmentally hazardous substances, solid, n.o.s., Hazard class: 9; Labels: 9-Miscellaneous hazardous material, Technical Name Required.
Toxicity evaluation Chlorsulfuron has a moderate to short-lived fate in the environment. It does not bioaccumulate and is not volatile. In the environment, chlorsulfuron degrades via a combination of biotic and abiotic processes. Chlorsulfuron degrades in acidic solutions and soil by cleavage of the sulfonylurea bridge, Odemethylation, and hydroxylation. Chlorsulfuron is metabolized by soil microbes to numerous minor degradation products, is mineralized to CO2, and sequestered as nonextractable residues. Photodegradation is not a significant pathway of dissipation for chlorsulfuron in the environment. Hydrolytic processes are not expected to be a major contributing factor in the environmental degradation of chlorsulfuron, and would only be significant at acidic pH.
Incompatibilities Slowly hydrolyzes in water, releasing ammonia and forming acetate salts. May bencompatible with oxidizers (chlorates, nitrates, peroxides, permanganates, perchlorates, chlorine, bromine, fluorine, etc.); contact may cause fires or explosions. Keep away from alkaline materials, strong bases, strong acids, oxoacids, epoxides.
Waste Disposal It is the responsibility of chemical waste generators to determine the toxicity and physical properties and of a discarded chemical and to properly identify its classification and certification as a hazardous waste and to determine the disposal method. United States Environmental Protection Agency guidelines for the classification determination are listed in 40 CFR Parts 261.3. In addition, waste generators must consult and follow all regional, national, state, and local hazardous waste laws to ensure complete and accurate classification and disposal methods. Recycle any unused portion of the material for its approved use or return it to the manufacturer or supplier. Ultimate disposal of the chemical must consider: the material’s impact on air quality; potential migration in soil or water; effects on animal, aquatic, and plant life; and conformance with environmental and public health regulations
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