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Substance Name

Picloram
Identification Number: CASRN | 1918-02-1

  Substance Attributes


  • Carcinogenic Properties

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  • CATEGORIES: Pesticide | Synthetic Toxin | PESTICIDE active ingredient | organic | herbicide | Pesticide or Plant Growth Regulator Approved in Australia | Pesticide approved or pending approval in EU
  • SUBSTANCE LINEAGE: Organic Compounds | Heterocyclic Compounds | Pyridines and Derivatives | Pyridinecarboxylic Acids and Derivatives | Pyridinecarboxylic Acids
  • SYNONYMS: 4-Amino-3,5,6-trichloropyridine-2-carboxylic acid | 4-amino-3,5,6-trichloro-2-pyridinecarboxylic acid
  • DESCRIPTION: Picloram is a persistent systemic herbicide used for general woody plant control and a broad-leaved weeds on non-crop and utility areas. It also controls a wide range of broad-leaved weeds, but most grasses are resistant. A chlorinated derivative of picolinic acid, picloram is in the pyridine family of herbicides. It is systemically absorbed by roots and leaves and translocated.
  • COMMENTS: Residues of this pesticide are tested for on Australian Foods | Pesticide approved in Australia
  • toxin chemical structure pubchem
  • FORMULA: C6H3Cl3N2O2
  • DATA SOURCES: DATA SOURCES: T3DB | PubChem | IARC | Consolidated Pesticide Information Dataset (CPI) from the USA EPA | Compendium of Pesticide Common Names | APVMA | EU Pesticides
  • LAST UPDATE: 28/04/2018

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  • TOXIN SITES OF ACTION IN CELL: "Membrane", "Ribosome"
  • Additional Exposure Routes: This is a man-made compound that is used as a pesticide.

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