The cyanoacrylate ethyl (2Z)-3-amino-2-cyano-3-phenylacrylate (phenamacril), has been introduced as an effective agent against several fungi species belonging to the Fusarium genus. However, in current literature, knowledge about the environmental behavior of this fungicide is limited and there are no data on the degradation in the environment. By performing tests on inherent degradability as well as degradation studies in soils this study provides the only published information regarding the environmental stability and degradation kinetics of this compound. Tests for inherent/ready biodegradation revealed the phenamacril is inherently degradable with zero order kinetics, even though the degradation is comparatively slow. Degradation of phenamacril in soil was found to occur following first order kinetics with a final plateau with a half live of 17.1 days (i.e. more rapidly than tebuconazole but less rapidly than octylisothiazolinone).
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