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A white crystalline compound. Atrazine is a selective herbicide used to control lichens, moss, and higher plants. It inhibits photosynthesis.

Synonyms and Related Terms

2-chloro-4-ethylamino-6-isopropylamino-s-triazine; Gesaprim [Ciba Geigy]; Aatrex; Actinite; Aktikon; Argezin; Atazinax; Atrafaf; Atratol; Atred; Candex; Cekuzine-T; Chromozin; Crisatrina; Crisazine; Cyazin; Fenamin; Fenatrol; Griffex; Hungazin; Inakor; Oleogesaprim; Pitezin; Primatol; Radazin; Strazine; Vectal; Weedex; Wonuk; Zeapos; Zeazine


Physical and Chemical Properties

Soluble in ether, chloroform and methanol. Slightly soluble in water.

Composition C8H14ClN5
CAS 1912-24-9
Melting Point 171-174 C
Molecular Weight mol. wt. = 215.7

Resources and Citations

  • The Merck Index, Susan Budavari (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Whitehouse Station, NJ, 12th Edition, 1996 Comment: Entry # 902
  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  • G.Caneva, M.P.Nugari, O.Salvadori, Biology in the Conservation of Works of Art, ICCROM, Rome, 1991