2,4,5-Trichlorophenoxyacetic Acid Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals
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2,4,5-Trichlorophenoxyacetic Acid Properties

2,4,5-Trichlorophenoxyacetic Acid

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2,4,5-Trichlorophenoxyacetic acid, a synthetic auxin, is a chlorophenoxy acetic acid herbicide used to defoliate broad-leafed plants. It was developed in the late 1940s and was widely used in the agricultural industry until being phased out, starting in the late 1970s due to toxicity concerns.

Chemical Properties

Appearance Off-white to yellow crystalline solid
CAS Number 93-76-5
Density 1.80 g/cm3
IUPAC Name (2,4,5-Trichlorophenoxy)acetic acid
InChI 1S/C8H5Cl3O3/c9-4-1-6(11)7(2-5(4)10)14-3-8(12)13/h1-2H,3H2,(H,12,13)
Melting Point 154-158 °C
Molar Mass 255.48 g/mol
Molecular Formula C8H5Cl3O3
RTECS Number AJ8400000
Related Compounds 2,4-D;Auxin
Synonyms Aceticacid, (2,4,5-trichlorophenoxy)-;2,4,5-Trichlorophenoxyacetic Acid;2,4,5-T;Trioxone
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