Chlorsulfuron is a sulfonylurea herbicide of broad-leaf plants that inhibits biosynthetic pathways of amino acids. Being a water soluble herbicide, chlorsulfuron has been studied to understand soil biodegradation rates and investigate new measuring techniques in order to prevent hazardous herbicide accumulation. It has also been used to examine cross-resistance and resistance inheritance in a variety of plants such as Sisymbrium orientale.
Chlorsulfuron specifically blocks biosynthesis of the amino acids valine and isoleucine, by inhibiting acetolactate synthase. This enzyme is the first enzyme that is specific to the synthesis of branched chain amino acids. Chlorsufluron is a noncompetitive enzyme that binds to the allosteric site and is specific to the enzyme itself and equally well to the enzyme-substrate complex.
MW: 357.77 g/mol
Storage/Handling: Store desiccated at room temperature.
PubChem Chemical ID: 47491
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