Anilazine

Photograph of Anilazine under the microscope

Anilazine was introduced in 1955 as the first nitrogen heterocyclic triazine to be used as a fungicide. The pesticide was designed and tested as a herbicide, but was subsequently found to possess remarkable activity as a fungicide and has opened the door to a new ring system in the design of antifungal agents. The chemical is supplied as a wettable and flowable powder that is useful in treating vegetables, cereals, coffee, turf, and ornamentals. There have been reports of skin irritation in exposed workers, although carcinogenicity tests are largely negative, and acute oral and dermal toxicities in animals appear to be low. The exact mechanism of action is unknown, although it is speculated that anilazine interferes with normal metabolism in affected fungi.

© 1995-2013 by Michael W. Davidson and The Florida State University. All Rights Reserved. No images, graphics, software, scripts, or applets may be reproduced or used in any manner without permission from the copyright holders. Use of this website means you agree to all of the Legal Terms and Conditions set forth by the owners.
This website is maintained by our
Graphics & Web Programming Team
in collaboration with Optical Microscopy at the
National High Magnetic Field Laboratory.
Last modification: Wednesday, Mar 03, 2004 at 01:20 PM
Access Count Since June 1, 1997: 37229