2,4-D Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

2,4-D Properties


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2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) is a common systemic herbicide used in the control of broadleaf weeds. It is the most widely used herbicide in the world, and the third most commonly used in North America.2,4-D is also an important synthetic auxin, often used in laboratories for plant research and as a supplement in plant cell culture media such as MS medium.

Chemical Properties

Appearance White to yellow powder
Boiling Point 160 °C
CAS Number 94-75-7
ChEBI 28854
Chemical Composition Sodium hydroxide;Phenol;Chloroacetic acid;Chloroacetic acid sodium salt;2,4-Dichlorophenol;Phenoxyacetic acid;Sodium 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetate
Density 1.563 g/cm3
EINECS Number 202-361-1
HS Code 29189090
IUPAC Name (2,4-Dichlorophenoxy)acetic acid
InChI 1S/C8H6Cl2O3/c9-5-1-2-7(6(10)3-5)13-4-8(11)12/h1-3H,4H2,(H,11,12)
Melting Point 140.5 °C
Molar Mass 221.04 g/mol
Molecular Formula C8H6Cl2O3
NFPA 704 H-2,F-1,R-0,C-NA
RTECS Number AG6825000
Related Compounds 2,4,5-T, Dichlorprop
Solubility 900 mg/l
Synonyms Aceticacid, (2,4-dichlorophenoxy)- (7CI,8CI,9CI);(2,4-Dichlorophenoxy)acetic acid;2,4-D;2,4-D Acid;2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid ester;2,4-Dichlorophenoxyethanoic acid;2,4-PA;2-(2,4-Dichlorophenoxy)acetic acid;Aminopielik 50SL;Amoxone;B-Selektonon;Barrage HF;Barrage hydrofluoride;Basalcoat;Deherban;Desormone;Dezormon;Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid;2,4-D aimethylamine
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