3D model (Jmol)
|Appearance||colorless/white crystals or powder|
|Melting point||157 to 159 °C (315 to 318 °F; 430 to 432 K)|
|Main hazards||potential occupational carcinogen|
|R-phrases||R48/22 R51/53 R63|
|S-phrases||(S2) S13 S36/37 S61|
|US health exposure limits (NIOSH):|
|Ca TWA 0.2 mg/m3|
IDLH (Immediate danger)
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
|what is ?)(|
3-AT is a competitive inhibitor of the product of the HIS3 gene, imidazoleglycerol-phosphate dehydratase. Imidazoleglycerol-phosphate dehydratase is an enzyme catalyzing the sixth step of histidine production.
3-AT is also a nonselective systemic triazole herbicide used on nonfood croplands to control annual grasses and broadleaf and aquatic weeds. It is not used on food crops because of its carcinogenic properties. As an herbicide, it is known as aminotriazole, amitrole or amitrol.
Amitrol was included in a biocide ban proposed by the Swedish Chemicals Agency and approved by the European Parliament on January 13, 2009.