White, odorless solid used as a post-emergence herbicide. Glyphosate is a phosphoorganic compounds that has been used to control ruderal vegetation. It has no residual activity.
Synonyms and Related Terms
n-(phosphonomethyl)glycine; Roundup (mono(isopropylammonium) salt [Monsanto]; Polado (sesquisodium salt)
- LD50 = 5600 mg/kg
- Contact may cause irritation and redness.
- Combustion produces toxic fumes.
- Alligare: SDS
Physical and Chemical Properties
Soluble in water. Insoluble in most organic solvents.
|Melting Point||230 C|
|Molecular Weight||mol. wt. = 169.1|
Resources and Citations
- The Merck Index, Martha Windholz (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Rahway NJ, 10th edition, 1983 Comment: entry 4522
- G.Caneva, M.P.Nugari, O.Salvadori, Biology in the Conservation of Works of Art, ICCROM, Rome, 1991