SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1995

Phytotoxic Evaluation of Commercial Pesticide Products Formulated with Low and High Flash Point Hydrocarbon Fluids


Low flash point (⩽ 60°C) aromatic hydrocarbon fluids are still widely used in the Agricultural Chemical Industry. The pending HM181 DOT regulation will greatly increase the costs (i.e. handling, shipping, storage, insurance, relabeling) associated with using a 60°C and lower flash point hydrocarbon fluid. Formulators can avoid these cost increases by replacing the low flash hydrocarbon fluids with higher flash material, provided additional phytotoxicity concerns are not posed. A field trial study was designed to measure the change in crop response (phytotoxicity) with respect to a change in flash point.

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Sandler, RL
Exxon Chemical Company, Baytown, Texas
Chambers, GV
Senior Research Associate at Exxon Research and Engineering Company, Baytown, Texas
Verbelen, RA
Research Associate at Exxon Chemical International Inc., Machelen, Belgium
Herold, A
Greeley Co.
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Developed by Committee: E35
Pages: 137–149
DOI: 10.1520/STP13004S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5298-4
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-1890-4