This book presents detailed information on the imidazolinone herbicides, provided in chapters contributed by scientists and product development managers who work for American Cyanamid, categorized in sections covering chemistry, biology, metabolism and residues, environmental fate and product performance. Each chapter has its own bibliography, and appendices give (a) details of the chemical and physical properties, formulations and trade names of imazapyr, imazamethabenz-methyl, imazethapyr and imazaquin, and (b) the scientific and common names of species used in the text. There is a general bibliography of references for each of the above imidazolinone herbicides and a useful subject index. The individual chapters are abstracted separately.

chapter 1|6 pages

Discovery of the Imidazolinone Herbicides

ByMarinus Los

chapter 2|8 pages

Synthesis of the Imidazolinone Herbicides

ByMarinus Los

chapter 3|16 pages

Chemical and Physical Properties of the Imidazolinones

ByPeter J. Wepplo

chapter 4|22 pages

Structure-Activity Relationships Among the Imidazolinone Herbicides*

ByDavid W. Ladner

chapter 5|18 pages

Absorption and Translocation of the Imidazolinone Herbicides

ByDesiree L. Little, Dale L. Shaner

chapter 6|20 pages

Imidazolinone-Acetohydroxyacid Synthase Interactions

ByMark A. Stidham, Bijay K. Singh

chapter 7|12 pages

Mechanisms of Selectivity of the Imidazolinones

ByDale L. Shaner, N. Moorthy Mallipudi

chapter 8|26 pages

Influence of Environmental Factors on the Biological Activity of the Imidazolinone Herbicides

ByTimothy Malefyt, Laura Quakenbush

chapter 9|10 pages

Physiological Effects of the Imidazolinone Herbicides

ByDale L. Shaner

chapter 10|12 pages

Imidazolinone-Tolerant Crops

ByKeith Newhouse, Theodora Wang, Paul Anderson

chapter 11|16 pages

Plant Metabolism

ByAnhorng Lee, Paul E. Gatterdam, Timmy Y. Chiu, N. Moorthy Mallipudi, Ruth R. Fiala

chapter 12|6 pages

Animal Metabolism

ByPhillip Miller, Chien Fung, Barbara Gingher

chapter 13|6 pages

Residue Analysis

ByJames M. Devine

chapter 14|5 pages

Toxicology of the Imidazolinone Herbicides

ByJames A. Gagne, Joel E. Fischer, Rajendar K. Sharma, Karl A. Traul, Scott J. Diehl, Frederick G. Hess, Jane E. Harris

chapter 17|18 pages

Imazapyr Herbicide

ByRichard A. Beardmore, Ronaldo Hart, Richard Iverson, Mark A. Ris lev, Mark Trimmer

chapter 18|8 pages

Imazamethabenz-Methyl Herbicide

ByBarnett Bernstein, Kenneth Kirkland, Cletus Youmans

chapter 19|10 pages

Imazaquin Herbicide

ByPrithvi Bhalla, Neil Hackett, Ronaldo Hart, Edward Lignowski

chapter 20|10 pages

Imazethapyr Herbicide

ByRonaldo Hart, Edward Lignowski, Fred Taylor

chapter 21|14 pages

Imidazolinones as Plant Growth Regulators

ByPrithvi Bhalla, S.M. Shehata