2,4-DICHLOROPHENOXYACETIC ACID - (94-75-7)

Introduction

Name: 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid; 2,4-D
* IUPAC
CAS Number: 94-75-7
Chemical Formula: C8H6Cl2O3
Molar Mass: 221.03744 g
State of Matter: white/yellow powder
Mass Percent: C 43.470 %; H 2.7360 %; Cl 32.078 %; O 21.714 % 

Classification

Uses/Function

• "...has been synthesized to kill weeds...It harms plants with broad leaves, but not grasses." 1

Bonding

Double Bonds: 4
Triple Bonds: 0
Sigma Bonds: 19
Pi Bonds: 4
Total: 23
Carboxyl Groups: 1
Hydroxyl Groups: 0

For More Information

Sources

(1) - Brownlee, Raymond B., Fuller, Robert W., and Whitsit, Jesse E. Elements of Chemistry; Allyn and Bacon: Boston, Massachusetts, 1959; p 330.