Herbicides: Chlorophenoxy Acid

Authored by: Pradyot Patnaik

Handbook of Environmental Analysis

Print publication date:  August  2017
Online publication date:  August  2017

Print ISBN: 9781498745611
eBook ISBN: 9781315151946
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/9781315151946-34

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Abstract

Chlorophenoxy acids are one of the most important classes of chlorinated herbicides. In these compounds, chlorosubstituted benzene rings are attached to lower carboxylic acids via an oxygen atom, as shown in the following structures.

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