Ammonium nonanoate

Ammonium nonanoate is a nonsystemic, broad-spectrum contact herbicide that has no soil activity.[1] It can be used for the suppression and control of weeds, including grasses, vines, underbrush, and annual/perennial plants, including moss, saplings, and tree suckers. Ammonium nonanoate is marketed as an aqueous solutions. At room temperature at its maximum concentration in water (40%). Solutions are colorless to pale yellow liquid with a slight fatty acid odor. It is stable in storage. Ammonium nonanoate exists as white crystals.[2]

Ammonium nonanoate
Ammonium nonanoate.svg
Names
IUPAC name
Ammonium nonanoate
Other names
Ammonium pelargonate; Pelargonic acid ammonium salt
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
ChemSpider
UNII
  • InChI=1S/C9H18O2.H3N/c1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9(10)11;/h2-8H2,1H3,(H,10,11);1H3 checkY
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  • InChI=1/C9H18O2.H3N/c1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9(10)11;/h2-8H2,1H3,(H,10,11);1H3
    Key: KLIDOSBTXDALBI-UHFFFAOYAV
  • [NH4+].[O-]C(=O)CCCCCCCC
Properties
C9H21NO2
Molar mass 175.272 g·mol−1
Appearance Colorless solution
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Infobox references

Ammonium nonanoate is made from ammonia and nonanoic acid, a carboxylic acid widely distributed in nature, mainly as derivatives (esters) in such foods as apples, grapes, cheese, milk, rice, beans, oranges, and potatoes and in many other nonfood sources.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ US patent 6323156 
  2. ^ Biopesticide Registration Action Document, Ammonium Nonanoate, US EPA, 2006