Friday, December 08, 2017 by Janine Acero
Cycloxydim is a post-emergence cyclohexene oxime herbicide characterized as a colorless and odorless solid in its pure active form. The technical compound is a yellow paste with a moderate aromatic odor. Cycloxydim inhibits the biosynthesis of fatty acids in plants.
Cycloxydim has a molecular formula of C17H27NO3S.
As per the online chemistry database PubChem, cycloxydim is harmful when swallowed and inhaled, and can cause a mild conjunctival irritation through direct contact with the eyes. A safety data sheet notes that cycloxydim may irritate the skin and cause drowsiness or dizziness. Moreover, inhalation of the vapors and spray mist of cycloxydim may exacerbate the symptoms of those with chronic respiratory disease.
Cycloxydim is suspected of having damaging effects to fertility and the unborn child. It is moderately toxic to birds, honeybees, earthworms and aquatic invertebrates, with long-term effects.
Cycloxydim may adversely affect the eyes and skin. It may also affect the nose, throat and respiratory tract through aspiration and may damage the gastrointestinal tract through accidental ingestion. The highest residue concentrations of cycloxydim were detected in the liver and kidneys, as per experimental doses in animal tests.
Cycloxydim is used for the control of grass weeds in pome fruits, stone fruits, grapes, strawberries, potatoes, carrots, celery, onions, tomatoes, peppers, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, head cabbage, kale, Chinese cabbage, lettuce, spinach, green beans and peas, leeks, sugar beets, rice, dry beans and peas, oilseed rape, linseed, swede, sunflower, soybeans, rice and maize.
Products that contain cycloxydim as an active ingredient include:
Manufacturers that supply such products historically or actively include BASF, Greencrop and Teliton.
Avoid products that use cycloxydim as an active ingredient. Handlers, mixers and applicators of cycloxydim may be exposed to its fumes in the workplace. The following are some protective measures to avoid any contact with cycloxydim:
Cycloxydim is a post-emergence cyclohexene oxime herbicide. The pure active ingredient is a colorless and odorless solid, while the technical compound is a yellow paste with a moderate aromatic odor.
Cycloxydim inhibits the biosynthesis of fatty acids in plants.
Cycloxydim may adversely affect the eyes, skin, nose, throat, respiratory tract and gastrointestinal tract through prolonged or repeated exposure.
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