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Mecoprop-P - Identification, toxicity, use, water pollution potential, ecological toxicity and regulatory information

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Identifying information, including synonyms, ID numbers, use type, chemical classification, a link to a list of all products containing this chemical and a list of the top crops this pesticide is used on in California.
Signs and symptoms of poisoning, first aid, and links to treatment information for this chemical.
Link to information on toxicity to humans, including carcinogenicity, reproductive and developmental toxicity, neurotoxicity, and acute toxicity.
Links to world-wide registration status as well as regulatory information for the U.S. and California.
Water quality standards and physical properties affecting water contamination potential.
Toxicity to aquatic organisms.
List of chemicals in the same family, including breakdown products, salts, esters, isomers, and other derivatives.
 

Chemical Identification and Use for Mecoprop-P

Basic Identification Information About This Chemical
Chemical Name: Mecoprop-P
CAS Number: 16484-77-8
U.S. EPA PC Code: 129046
CA DPR Chem Code: 5111
Molecular Weight: 214.6
Use Type: Herbicide
Chem Class: Chlorophenoxy acid or ester
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Additional Resources About This Chemical Class and Use Type

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Historical Use of this Chemical
Top five crops and sites for this pesticide in California
Landscape   Right of Way   Ornamental Turf   Structural Pest Control   Uncultivated Non-Agricultural Area  
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Other Names for this Chemical
About Chemical Synonyms
(+)-(R)-2-(4-Chloro-2-methylphenoxy)propanoic acid , (R)-2-(4-chloro-o-tolyloxy)propionic acid , 05111 (CA DPR Chem Code Text) , 05111 (CA DPR Chem Code) , 129046 (US EPA PC Code Text) , 129046 (US EPA PC Code) , 16484-77-8 (CAS number) , 16484778 , 16484778 (CAS number without hyphens) , 5111 (CA DPR Chem Code) , 5111 (CA DPR Chem Code) , MCPP-P , Mechlorprop-P , Mecoprop D-isomer , mecoprop p , MECOPROP P-ISOMER (PRESENT AS ACID) , Mecoprop-P , Mecoprope-p , MecopropP , Mekoprop-p , Propanoic acid, 2-(4-chloro-2-methylphenoxy)-, (R)-
 
Products Containing This Chemical
Current and historic U.S. registered products
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Signs and Symptoms of Mecoprop-P Poisoning

NOTE! There may be other diseases and chemicals that have similar symptoms.

If you have a poisoning emergency in the United States call 1-800-222-1222.
If the victim has collapsed or is unconscious, call 911.

Mecoprop-P is a Chlorophenoxy compound.

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Symptoms of Poisoning with Chlorophenoxy Compounds
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- Irritation of skin, eyes and respiratory tract.
- Inhalation may cause burning sensation in nasopharynx and chest, coughing, and/or dizziness.
- Headache, vomiting, diarrhea.
- Confusion, bizarre or aggressive behavior.
- Kidney failure, increased heart rate.
- Metabolic acidosis resulting in peculiar odor on breath.

Source for Group Symptoms: Recognition and Management of Pesticide Poisoning, 5th edition, U.S. EPA, Chapter 9.

Treatment for Chlorophenoxy Poisoning

See: Recognition and Management of Pesticide Poisoning, 5th edition, U.S. EPA, Chapter 9, page 96.

 
 

Toxicity Information for Mecoprop-P

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Summary Toxicity Information

PAN Bad Actor
Chemical
1
Acute
Toxicity
2
Carcinogen Cholinesterase
Inhibitor
Ground
Water Contaminant
Developmental or
Reproductive Toxin
Endocrine
Disruptor
Possible No Potential
 
Indicates high toxicity in the given toxicological category. Indicates no available weight-of-the-evidence summary assessment. For additional information on toxicity from scientific journals or registration documents, see the "Additional Resources for Toxicity " section of the chemical detail page.
1. PAN Bad Actors are chemicals that are one or more of the following: highly acutely toxic, cholinesterase inhibitor, known/probable carcinogen, known groundwater pollutant or known reproductive or developmental toxicant. NOTE! Because there are no authoritative lists of Endocrine Disrupting (ED) chemicals, EDs are not yet considered PAN Bad Actor chemicals.
2. The acute toxicity reported on this page is of the pure chemical ingredient only and may not reflect the acute toxicity of individual pesticide products. To view acute toxicity of individual products, click on 'View Products' link in the 'Chemical Identification' section above.

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Detailed Toxicity Information

This Chemical
Parent Chemical 
Acute Toxicity 2
Mecoprop-P MCPP
WHO Acute Hazard
TRI Acute Hazard
Material Safety Data Sheets
Acute rating from U.S. EPA product label
U.S. NTP Acute Toxicity Studies
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Cholinesterase Inhibitor
III, Slightly Hazardous
Not Listed
Not Available
Highly Toxic
No NTP Studies

No
III, Slightly Hazardous
Not Listed
Not Available
Slightly Toxic
No NTP Studies

No
2. The acute toxicity reported on this page is of the pure chemical ingredient only and may not reflect the acute toxicity of individual pesticide products. To view acute toxicity of individual products, click on 'View Products' link in the 'Chemical Identification' section above.
 
Cancer Information
Mecoprop-P MCPP
IARC Carcinogens
U.S. NTP Carcinogens
California Prop 65 Known Carcinogens
U.S. EPA Carcinogens
TRI Carcinogen
2B, Possible
Not Listed
Not Listed
Suggestive
Not Listed
2B, Possible
Not Listed
Not Listed
Suggestive
Not Listed
 
Endocrine Disruption
Mecoprop-P MCPP
Illinois EPA list
Keith list
Colborn list
Benbrook list
Danish Inert list
EU list
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
 
Reproductive and Developmental Toxicity
Mecoprop-P MCPP
CA Prop 65 Developmental Toxin
U.S. TRI Developmental Toxin
CA Prop 65 Female Reproductive Toxin
CA Prop 65 Male Reproductive Toxin
U.S. TRI Reproductive Toxin
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
 
Chemicals of Special Concern
Mecoprop-P MCPP
PAN Bad Actors
PAN Dirty Dozen list
Yes
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
 

Water Pollution Potential and Criteria for Mecoprop-P

Water Pollution Potential

This Chemical
Parent Chemical
  Mecoprop-P MCPP
PAN Ground Water Contaminant Rating Potential Potential
 
Physical Property Data Related to Water Contamination Potential
Water Solubility (Avg, mg/L)
Adsorption Coefficient (Koc)
Hydrolysis Half-life (Avg, Days)
Aerobic Soil Half-life (Avg, Days)
Anaerobic Soil Half-life (Avg, Days)
869.0
119.0
30.0
20.0
-
 
 

Sorry, no water quality standards or criteria have been established for this chemical by the U.S. or Canadian governments; however, there may be criteria established for related chemicals.

 

Regulatory Information for Mecoprop-P

International Regulatory Status

This Chemical
Parent Chemical 
Registration in Selected Countries Registration in Selected Countries:
Mecoprop-P

Registration for Selected Countries:
MCPP

 
UNEP Persistent Organic Pollutant (POP)
UNEP Prior Informed Consent Chemical (PIC)
WHO Obsolete Pesticide
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
 

U.S. and California Regulatory Status

U.S. EPA Registered
U.S. EPA Hazardous Air Pollutant
U.S. EPA Minimum Risk Pesticide (25b list)

CA Registered
CA Groundwater Contaminant
CA Toxic Air Contaminant
Yes
Not Listed
No

Yes
Not Listed
Not Listed
Yes
Not Listed
No

Yes
Not Listed
Not Listed
 

Maximum Tolerance and Residue Levels

Codex Alimentarius
   (UN FAO Maximum Residue Limits)
U.S. Maximum Tolerance Levels
European Union Maximum Residue Levels
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Ecotoxicity for Mecoprop-P

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Aquatic Ecotoxicity

All Toxic Effects for Organism Group
Organism Group Effects Noted

No effects noted for this chemical. Try related chemicals.

 
Summary of Acute Toxicity for Organism Group

Sorry, no acute aquatic ecotoxicity data available for this chemical. Try related chemicals.

 

Terrestrial Ecotoxicity

Summary of Acute Toxicity for Organism Group

Sorry, no honeybee acute toxicity data available for this chemical. Try related chemicals.

Note: Population-level effects on honeybees may occur even if a pesticide has low acute toxicity. For example, certain pesticides interfere with honeybee reproduction, ability to navigate, or temperature regulation, any of which can have an effect on long-term survival of honeybee colonies. The neonicotinoids, pyrethroids and keto-enol pesticides are some types of pesticides causing one or more of these effects.
Honeybee Chronic Toxicity

Sorry, no honeybee chronic toxicity data available for this chemical. Try related chemicals.

Related Chemicals for Mecoprop-P

CAS Number Relation Reason Chemical Name Chem Detail Registration Symptoms California Use Chem Use Type U.S. EPA Reg PAN Bad Actor
7085-19-0, 93-65-2 Parent P MCPP View View View View Herbicide Yes Not Listed
1432-14-0 Related 1 MCPP, diethanolamine salt View View View View Herbicide No Not Listed
32351-70-5 Related 1 MCPP, dimethylamine salt View View View View Herbicide Yes Not Listed
28473-03-2 Related 1 MCPP, isooctyl ester View View View View Herbicide No Not Listed
Related 1 MCPP, methyl ester View View View View Herbicide No Not Listed
1929-86-8 Related 1 MCPP, potassium salt View View View View Herbicide Yes Not Listed
53404-61-8 Related 1 MCPP, triethanolamine salt View View View View Herbicide No Not Listed
Related 1,6 MCPP-P, 2-ethyl hexyl ester View View View View Herbicide No Not Listed
66423-09-4 Related 1,6 MCPP-P, dimethylamine salt View View View View Herbicide Yes Not Listed
66423-05-0 Related 1,6 MCPP-P, potassium salt View View View View Herbicide Yes Not Listed
16484-77-8 Related 6 Mecoprop-P View View View View Herbicide Yes Yes
Related 1,6 Mecoprop-P, butoxyethylester View View View View Herbicide No Not Listed
Related 1,6 Mecoprop-P, diglycolamine salt View View View View Herbicide No Not Listed
Related 1,6 Mecoprop-P, magnesium salt View View View View Herbicide No Not Listed
 
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