|Chemical Abstract Number (CAS #)||
||EPA Method 8040|
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|Use|| INSECTICIDE, ESPECIALLY IN CONTROL OF CITRUS RED MITE
2-Cyclohexyl-4,6-dinitrophenol is used as an acaricide especially for control of citrus red mites.
|Apparent Color|| CRYSTALLINE SOLID
|Melting Point|| 106.5-107.5 DEG C
|Molecular Weight|| 266.25
|Environmental Impact|| Release of 2-cyclohexyl-4,6-dinitrophenol to the environment will result from its use as
an insecticide for the control of citrus red mites. Release to the soil will result in strong adsorption
to soils so little leaching to groundwater is expected. Direct photolysis at the soil surface may be
significant. Biodegradation may occur. Volatilization is not expected to be significant. Release of
2-cyclohexyl-4,6-dinitrophenol to water will result in bioconcentration, adsorption to sediments
and possibly direct photolysis (based on its absorption of light of greater than 290 nm).
Volatilization is expected to be slow. As a weak acid, ionization of 2-cyclohexyl-4,6-dinitrophenol
will occur in alkaline waters and the ionized species is not expected to bioconcentrate or
volatilize. Release of 2-cyclohexyl-4,6-dinitrophenol to air may result in direct photolysis and
adsorption of some 2-cyclohexyl-4,6-dinitrophenol to particulate matter is expected. The half-life
of the reaction of vapor phase 2-cyclohexyl-4,6-dinitrophenol with photochemically generated
hydroxyl radicals in the atmosphere was estimated to be 6.8 h. Exposure to
2-cyclohexyl-4,6-dinitrophenol in humans is expected to occur primarily in workers using the
|Environmental Fate|| TERRESTRIAL FATE: 2-Cyclohexyl-4,6-dinitrophenol is expected to strongly adsorb
to soils and is not, therefore, expected to leach to groundwater. Volatilization is not expected to
be significant. Biodegradation may occur.
AQUATIC FATE: 2-Cyclohexyl-4,6-dinitrophenol is expected to adsorb to sediments and
bioconcentration of unionized 2-cyclohexyl-4,6-dinitrophenol will be significant although the
ionized species is not expected to bioconcentrate. 2-Cyclohexyl-4,6-dinitrophenol may photolyze
in water. Biodegradation may occur. Volatilization is not expected to be significant.
ATMOSPHERIC FATE: The half-life of the reaction of vapor phase
2-cyclohexyl-4,6-dinitrophenol with photochemically generated hydroxyl radicals in the
atmosphere was estimated to be 6.8 hr. . The absorption spectrum of
2-cyclohexyl-4,6-dinitrophenol indicates that it will absorb radiation above 290 nm, so
2-cyclohexyl-4,6-dinitrophenol may directly photolyze.
Terrestrial and Aquatic Fate: Chemical, microbial, and photochemical decomposition,
volatilization, movement, organism uptake, and absorbtion are the principal factors affecting the
fate and behavior of pesticides in soil and water systems. The relative importance of any of these
factors is dependant on the physiocochemical factors of both the soil and the chemical.