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Mon Mar 25, 2013, 08:39 PM

Does anyone know what this chemical is?

Disodium iminodiacetate

Can it take the place of an aldehyde in a formula for weed killers?

A researcher I knew told me back circa 1999 or 2000 that RoundUpm Nonsanto's number One Best Selling week Killer, had utilized formaldehyde as the aldehyde needed to break the glyphosate down into a spray-able mixture. (Left to its own devices, glyphosate would remain in cake formula and you'd have to sprinkle it over whatever weeds you wanted to kill, which would not make it popular.)

Monsanto is no longer using the formaldehyde, so I am trying to figure out what it is using now as the aldehyde.

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truedelphi Mar 2013 OP
VanillaRhapsody Mar 2013 #1
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NRaleighLiberal Mar 2013 #3
truedelphi Mar 2013 #4

Response to truedelphi (Original post)

Mon Mar 25, 2013, 08:41 PM

1. I want to know will it kill my "week" and take me to Friday faster?

 

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Response to VanillaRhapsody (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 25, 2013, 09:04 PM

2. Okay wise guy -

RoundUp will not kill your week!

My typing is pretty bad today. Jammed my left index finger in garage door slat on Saturday, and almost cut the tip of the finger off.

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Mon Mar 25, 2013, 09:12 PM

3. Apples and oranges. It is the disodium salt of Iminodiacetic acid



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iminodiacetic_acid

Extremely different chemical properties from aldehydes....perhaps some other process? It seems to be used as a chelation agent for metals...

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #3)

Mon Mar 25, 2013, 09:40 PM

4. Thanks for the information. n/t

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