NOMENCLATURE Common name acetochlor (BSI, E-ISO, ANSI, WSSA); ac├ętochlore ((m) F-ISO) IUPAC name 2-chloro-N-ethoxymethyl-6'-ethylaceto-o-toluidide Chemical Abstracts name 2-chloro-N-(ethoxymethyl)-N-(2-ethyl-6-methylphenyl)acetamide CAS RN [34256-82-1] EEC no. 251-899-3 Development codes MON 097 (Monsanto)


Selective herbicide, absorbed mainly by the shoots and secondarily by the roots of germinating plants.


Used pre-emergence or pre-plant to control annual grasses, certain annual broad-leaved weeds and yellow nutsedge in maize, peanuts, soya beans, cotton, potatoes and sugar cane. 

Production formulation

Acetochlor 95%TC Acetochlor 90%EC