Skeletal formula of metsulfuron-methyl
Ball-and-stick model of the metsulfuron-methyl molecule
IUPAC name
2-{[(4-methoxy-6-methyl-1,3,5-triazin-2-yl)amino]-oxomethyl]sulfamoyl}benzoic acid methyl ester
74223-64-6 YesY
3D model (Jmol) Interactive image
ChemSpider 47883 N
ECHA InfoCard 100.129.351
KEGG C10946 YesY
PubChem 52999
Molar mass 381.36 g/mol
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Metsulfuron-methyl is an organic compound classified as a sulfonylurea herbicide, which kills broadleaf weeds and some annual grasses.[1] It is a systemic compound with foliar and soil activity, that inhibits cell division in shoots and roots. It has residual activity in soils, allowing it to be used infrequently but requiring up to 22 months before planting certain crops (sunflowers, flax, corn, or safflower). It has very low toxicity to mammals, birds, fish, and insects but is a moderate eye irritant.[2]


  1. Arnold P. Appleby, Franz Müller, Serge Carpy "Weed Control" in Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry 2002, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim. doi:10.1002/14356007.a28_165
  2. "Extension Toxicology Network:Pesticide Information Profiles".

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