Chlorimuron ethyl is a sparingly soluble (1.2 mg/mL) sulfonylurea herbicidal agent.
|Mechanism of Action||Chlorimuron ethyl inhibits actetolactate synthase (ALS), an enzyme involved in synthesis of branched chain amino acids including valine, leucine, and isoleucine.|
|Plant Biology Applications||Inhibition of ALS can lead to oxidative stress and a decrease in root nodule formation. Compared to other herbicides, chlorimuron ethyl is a very potent herbicide.|
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