other name:N-(3,4-dichlorophenyl)propanamide ; 3,4-DCPA
CAS No.: [ 709-98-8 ]
Molecular Formula: C9H9Cl2NO
Propanil is an acetanilide post-emergence herbicide with no residual effect. It is used against numerous grasses and broad-leaved weeds in rice, potatoes, and wheat. It is available as emulsifiable concentrates, liquid and dry flowable, low volume, and ultra low volume (ULV) formulations. Mixing with carbamates or organophosphorans compounds is not recommended. The information presented here, unless otherwise noted, pertains to technical propanil.
Photosynthetic electron transport inhibitor at the photosystem II receptor site.
Mode of action
Selective contact herbicide with a short duration of activity.
Contact herbicide used post-emergence in rice, at 2.5-5.0 kg/ha, to control broad-leaved and grass weeds, including Amaranthus retroflexus,Digitaria spp., Echinochloa spp., Panicum spp., and Setaria spp. Also used, in mixture with MCPA, in wheat. A mixture with carbaryl is used in citrus crops grown in sod culture.
Phytotoxic to many broad-leaved crops. Normally phytotoxic to crops which have been treated with organophosphate or carbamate insecticides.
Formulation types EC; SC; UL.
|Appearance||Brown sheet solid|
|Content (as Paraquat Dichloride)||97% min.|
|Free dichloroaniline||0.5 % max.|
|Acetone insoluble matter||0.5% max.|
|Alkalinity (As NaOH)||0.4% max.|
GHS complaint Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for commercial product of Propanil is available uopn requested.