CHEBI:38321 - mesotrione

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ChEBI Name mesotrione
Definition An aromatic ketone that is cyclohexa-1,3-dione in which one of the hydrogens at position 2 is substituted by a 4-(methanesulfonyl)-2-nitrobenzoyl group.
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Formula C14H13NO7S
Net Charge 0
Average Mass 339.32156
Monoisotopic Mass 339.04127
InChI InChI=1S/C14H13NO7S/c1-23(21,22)8-5-6-9(10(7-8)15(19)20)14(18)13-11(16)3-2-4-12(13)17/h5-7,13H,2-4H2,1H3
SMILES CS(=O)(=O)c1ccc(C(=O)C2C(=O)CCCC2=O)c(c1)[N+]([O-])=O
Roles Classification
Chemical Role(s): environmental contaminant
Any minor or unwanted substance introduced into the environment that can have undesired effects.
Biological Role(s): carotenoid biosynthesis inhibitor
Any pathway inhibitor that acts on the carotenoid biosynthesis pathway.
EC (4-hydroxyphenylpyruvate dioxygenase) inhibitor
An EC 1.13.11.* (oxidoreductase acting on single donors and incorporating 2 atoms of oxygen) inhibitor that interferes with the activity of 4-hydroxyphenylpyruvate dioxygenase (EC
A xenobiotic (Greek, xenos "foreign"; bios "life") is a compound that is foreign to a living organism. Principal xenobiotics include: drugs, carcinogens and various compounds that have been introduced into the environment by artificial means.
Application(s): herbicide
A substance used to destroy plant pests.
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Outgoing mesotrione (CHEBI:38321) has functional parent benzophenone (CHEBI:41308)
mesotrione (CHEBI:38321) has role carotenoid biosynthesis inhibitor (CHEBI:138208)
mesotrione (CHEBI:38321) has role EC (4-hydroxyphenylpyruvate dioxygenase) inhibitor (CHEBI:38317)
mesotrione (CHEBI:38321) has role environmental contaminant (CHEBI:78298)
mesotrione (CHEBI:38321) has role herbicide (CHEBI:24527)
mesotrione (CHEBI:38321) has role xenobiotic (CHEBI:35703)
mesotrione (CHEBI:38321) is a β-triketone (CHEBI:140323)
mesotrione (CHEBI:38321) is a C-nitro compound (CHEBI:35716)
mesotrione (CHEBI:38321) is a aromatic ketone (CHEBI:76224)
mesotrione (CHEBI:38321) is a sulfone (CHEBI:35850)
Incoming nitisinone (CHEBI:50378) is a mesotrione (CHEBI:38321)
Synonyms Sources
(2-nitro-4-(methylsullfonyl))benzoylcyclohexane-1,3-dione ChemIDplus
2-(2'-nitro-4'-methylsulfonylbenzoyl)cyclohexane-1,3-dione ChEBI
2-(4-methylsulphonyl-2-nitrobenzoyl)-1,3-cyclohexanedione ChEBI
2-[4-(methylsulfonyl)-2-nitrobenzoyl]-1,3-cyclohexanedione ChEBI
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Manual Xrefs Databases
442 PPDB
mesotrione Alan Wood's Pesticides
Mesotrione Wikipedia
WO2011016018 Patent
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Registry Numbers Types Sources
104206-82-8 CAS Registry Number ChemIDplus
8999656 Reaxys Registry Number Reaxys
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11455642 PubMed citation Europe PMC
20692682 PubMed citation Europe PMC
Last Modified
04 March 2018
General Comments
2011-07-18 Mesotrione is an inhibitor of 4-hydroxyphenylpyruvate dioxygenase (HPPD). It is used as a herbicide for contol of broadleaf weeds. Following treatment to sensitive plants, carotenoid biosynthesis is disrupted in the chlorophyll pathway, resulting in a bleaching effect.
2014-10-29 Stravs M, Schymanski E, Singer H, Department of Environmental Chemistry, Eawag