Tebuconazole

(RS)-1-p-Chlorphenyl-4,4-dimethyl-3-(1H-1,2,4-triazol-1-ylmethyl)pentan-3-ol; 1-tert-Butyl-1-(4-chlorphenethyl)-2-(1H-1,2,4-triazol-1-yl)ethanol; formula: C16H22ClN3O; CAS Registry Number: 107534-96-3
Structure of tebuconazole
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Fungicide used in plant protection products as well as in biocidal products.

Tebuconazole is a triazole fungicide. Due to its chemical structure two different enantiomers (R- and S-) exists. The technical mixture contains equal amounts of both.
Tebuconazole has a relatively broad spectrum of activity.

As active ingredient it is found in biocidal products like wood preservatives and film- fibre- and masonry-preservatives.

In plant protection tebuconazole is used in agriculture, e.g. against smuts and bunts, as well as on ornamental plants, e.g. against mildew and rust.

The usage of tebuconazole especially in wood preservation and as plant protection product may lead to environmental burdens. In the aquatic environment tebuconazole is persistent and toxic to aquatic organisms. Furthermore, it is suspected to be carcinogenic and endocrine disruptive.

Specimen

Suspended particulate matter Fine insoluble mineral or organic particles in the water phase

Sampling area

Saarländischer Verdichtungsraum Important, old-industrialised conurbation in Germany.
Rhein Longest river in Germany
Elbe Fourth largest river basin in Central Europe
Verdichtungsraum Halle-Leipzig Region in the chemical triangle of Central Germany

Sampling period

2006 - 2012

Extended information

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