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2-Amino-4-(hydroxymethylphosphinyl)butyric acid ammonium salt, DL-Phosphinothricin
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limited shelf life, expiry date on the label


HPLC: suitable
gas chromatography (GC): suitable


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General description

Glufosinate-ammonium is a phosphinic acid analog of glutamic acid.


Refer to the product′s Certificate of Analysis for more information on a suitable instrument technique. Contact Technical Service for further support.
Glufosinate-ammonium may be used as a reference standard for the determination of the analyte in:
  • Human serum samples by mixed-mode solid-phase extraction (SPE), tert-butyldimethylsilyl (t-BDMS) derivatization and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) operating on electron impact (EI) mode of detection.
  • Water samples by ion-exchange cleanup and derivatization followed by analysis using GC coupled to tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS) equipped with EI mode of detection.
  • Finnish arable soils by high performance liquid chromatography combined with fluorescence detection (HPLC-FLD).

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Acute Tox. 4 Dermal - Acute Tox. 4 Inhalation - Acute Tox. 4 Oral - Repr. 1B - STOT RE 2


6.1D - Non-combustible, acute toxic Cat.3 / toxic hazardous materials or hazardous materials causing chronic effects

WGK Germany


Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

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  2. How do I dissolve Product 45520, Glufosinate-ammonium?

    According to the chemicals encyclopedia published by the Royal Society of Chemistry, product 45520 is soluble in water.

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