Pesticides and other agricultural chemicals are in use in virtually every country in the world. It is therefore useful and important to those involved with these chemicals to have a collection of data concerning the substances most commonly used for agricultural purposes.
This Handbook includes data on over 1,800 substances, including a number of mixtures, which are important in agriculture. Almost all records describing pure chemicals carry the appropriate CAS Registry Number and the associated EINECS Number. All chemicals in this edition which also appear in the twelfth edition of the Merck Index have the Merck Index Number provided. Wherever possible, the following information is also provided for each entry: definitions, classifications, chemical composition, functions, applications, suppliers, melting point, boiling point, density or specific gravity, refractive index, optical rotation, ultraviolet absorption, solubility, and acute toxicity.
Preface. Acknowledgements. How to Use this Book. Glossary of Units. Abbreviations. PART I: MAIN ENTRIES. Functional Categories. Synonyms and Properties. Acaricides. Agricultural Chemicals. Animal Feeds. Fertilizers. Fungicides. Herbicides. Insecticides. Molluscicides. Nematicides. Plant Growth Regulators. Rodenticides. Slimicides. PART II: INDEXES. 1. CAS Registry Number Index. 2. EINECS Number Index. 3. Name and Synonym Index.
G.W.A. Milne was a Senior Researcher at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD, USA where he worked on the use of spectroscopy for structure determination of organic compounds, and on molecular modeling in the design of drugs for the treatment of cancer and AIDS. He has been active for many years in the fields of chemical information and chemical computation, and is the Editor of the American Chemical Society s Journal of Chemical Information and Computer Sciences; the CRC Handbook of Pesticides (CRC Press); Properties of Pesticides (CRC Press); Gardner s Chemical Synonyms and Trade Names, Eleventh Edition (Ashgate); and Drugs: Synonyms and Properties (Ashgate).