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MedKoo CAT#: 330111

CAS#: 1861-40-1

Description: Benfluralin is an herbicide of the dinitroaniline class. It is used to control grasses and other weeds. Annual use in the United States was approximately 700,000 pounds in 2004. The mechanism of action of benfluralin involves inhibition of root and shoot development.

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Pricing updated 2020-08-15. Prices are subject to change without notice.

Benfluralin is not in stock, may be available through custom synthesis. For cost-effective reason, minimum 1 gram order is requested. The product will be characterized by NMR, HPLC and MS analysis. Purity (HPLC) is usually >98%. CoA, QC data, MSDS will be provided when product is successfully made. The estimated lead time is 2-3 months. Please send email to to inquire quote.

Chemical Structure


Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 330111
Name: Benfluralin
CAS#: 1861-40-1
Chemical Formula: C13H16F3N3O4
Exact Mass: 335.1093
Molecular Weight: 335.2832
Elemental Analysis: C, 46.57; H, 4.81; F, 17.00; N, 12.53; O, 19.09

Synonym: Benfluralin; EL-110; L 54521; Balan; Balfin; Banafine; Benalan; Benefex; Bethrodine; Binnell; Blulan; Bonalan;

IUPAC/Chemical Name: N-Butyl-2,6-dinitro-N-ethyl-4-trifluoromethylaniline


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C13H16F3N3O4/c1-3-5-6-17(4-2)12-10(18(20)21)7-9(13(14,15)16)8-11(12)19(22)23/h7-8H,3-6H2,1-2H3

SMILES Code: FC(C1=CC([N+]([O-])=O)=C(C([N+]([O-])=O)=C1)N(CCCC)CC)(F)F

Technical Data

Solid powder

>98% (or refer to the Certificate of Analysis)

Shipping Condition:
Shipped under ambient temperature as non-hazardous chemical. This product is stable enough for a few weeks during ordinary shipping and time spent in Customs.

Storage Condition:
Dry, dark and at 0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks) or -20 C for long term (months to years).

Soluble in DMSO

Shelf Life:
>2 years if stored properly

Drug Formulation:
This drug may be formulated in DMSO

Stock Solution Storage:
0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks), or -20 C for long term (months).

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