Other Trading Names:

  • Aatrex
  • Atratol
  • Aatram

CAS Number: 1912-24-9

HS Code: 2933699011

Types of Packaging:

  • 25 kg/bag
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Chemical Name




Molecular Formula


CAS Number



white powder

Grade Standard

Industrial Grade


Soluble in water at 70 mg/L at 20°C

Melting Point

175 ºC

Boiling Point

200 ºC


1.187 g/cm³

Chemical Description

  • Atrazine is a chemical compound belonging to the triazine class, specifically designed as a selective herbicide. It features a six-membered ring with nitrogen and chlorine atoms, making it effective in inhibiting photosynthesis in susceptible weed species while being relatively safe for crops.
  • As a white, odorless powder, Atrazine is primarily used in agriculture to control broadleaf weeds and grasses that compete with commercial crops such as corn, sorghum, and sugarcane. It is appreciated for its ability to provide long-lasting weed control, enhancing crop yield and efficiency.
  • In addition to agricultural applications, Atrazine is used in forestry management to maintain clearings and control underbrush. This application helps in reducing the competition for nutrients and sunlight, promoting the health and growth of timber-yielding trees.
  • It is also employed on non-crop areas such as roadsides and industrial sites, where weed control is essential for maintaining visibility and reducing fire hazards.
  • Atrazine works by being absorbed through the roots and foliage of plants, interfering with the photosynthesis process and stunting the growth of weeds. This mode of action makes it highly effective but also requires careful application to avoid affecting non-target plant species.
  • The environmental persistence and mobility of Atrazine in soil and water systems have been a subject of environmental monitoring and regulation. It is crucial for users to adhere to guidelines for application rates and timing to minimize runoff and environmental impact.
  • Due to its efficacy and cost-effectiveness, Atrazine remains one of the most widely used herbicides globally, despite controversies and regulatory scrutiny regarding its environmental and health impacts.
  • Innovative formulations and application methods are continually being developed to enhance the safety and effectiveness of Atrazine, ensuring it remains a valuable tool in integrated weed management systems.
  • Atrazine is often used in combination with other herbicides in resistance management strategies to combat weed resistance to single-mode-of-action herbicides.
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