Chlorimuron-ethyl is a kind of post-emergence, foliar applied herbicide which is used without the EU regulatory approval. As an herbicide belonging to the sulfonylurea family, it is commonly used to control the weeds associated with wheat, rice, soybean, barley, potato, and corn. It has advantages of being broad-spectrum, having low use rate, having good crop selectivity as well as being of low toxicity to animals. Its mechanism of action is through suppressing the plant- and microbial-specific enzyme acetolactate synthase (ALS), further blocking the biosynthesis of branched-chain amino acids such as valine, leucine and isoleucine. Through this mechanism, it cause rapid cessation of plant cell division and growth.
Chlorimuron-ethyl is a sulfonyl urea, and pyrimidine derivative.
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Colorless crystals. Used as an herbicide.
Herbicide: Used to control broadleaf weeds and annual morning glory in soybeans and peanuts. Not listed as registered for use in EU countries. Registered for use in the U.S., except California. There are more than 25 global suppliers.