- Metoxuron is a contact
herbicide formerly used in Australia to control broadleaf weeds in
carrots, parsnips, wheat and barley.
- Metoxuron (MX) is a
selective herbicide absorbed by the leaves and roots and acting as
photosynthetic electron transport inhibitor at the photosystem II
- A simple and rapid
titrimetric method for the determination of metoxuron, based on its
oxidation with cerium(IV) in sulfuric acid medium, is described. The
method permits detection of the end-point visually,
potentiometrically or spectrophotometrically.
- The phenylurea
herbicide metoxuron and its main metabolite,
3-chloro-4-methoxyaniline, can be determined rapidly in aqueous
samples via extraction, derivatization with heptafluorobutyric
anhydride (HFBA), washing with an aqueous bufferof pH 8, and
analysis by capillary GC with electron capture detection.
- UV irradiation of
metoxuron in aerated aqueous solution at 254?nm or between 300 and
450?nm led initially to an almost specific photohydrolysis of the C–Cl
bond, resulting in the formation of
3-(3-hydroxy-4-methoxyphenyl)-1,1-dimethylurea (MX3) and hydrogen
- Among the various
physico-chemical processes which effect the fate of soil applied
herbicides, adsorption-desorption is an important process which
controls all other processes viz., the movement, persistence and
degradation. Adsorption-desorption studies were conducted by
equilibrating 5g of 2mm sieved soil sample with given initial
concentrations of metoxuron.
- An on-line automated
method for photodegradation studies of isoproturon, diuron, atrazine,
fenitrothion, and metoxuron by means of liquid chromatography/ mass
spectrometry (LC/MS) with particle beam (PB) interface is described.
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