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Glyphosate vs. Paraquat

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Glyphosatenoun

N-phosphonomethyl glycine, the active ingredient of several herbicides that inhibit a plant growth enzyme.

Paraquatnoun

(chemistry) A poisonous yellow herbicide derived from bipyridine

Glyphosate

Glyphosate (IUPAC name: N-(phosphonomethyl)glycine) is a broad-spectrum systemic herbicide and crop desiccant. It is an organophosphorus compound, specifically a phosphonate, which acts by inhibiting the plant enzyme 5-enolpyruvylshikimate-3-phosphate synthase.

Paraquatnoun

a poisonous yellow solid used in solution as a herbicide

Paraquat

Paraquat (trivial name; ), or N,Nā€²-dimethyl-4,4ā€²-bipyridinium dichloride (systematic name), also known as methyl viologen, is an organic compound with the chemical formula [(C6H7N)2]Cl2. It is classified as a viologen, a family of redox-active heterocycles of similar structure.

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