Agent White is a 4:1 mixture of 2,4-D and Picloram (also known as Tordon 101). Unlike the more infamous Agent Orange, Agent White did not contain dioxin, which was introduced into the other defoliants through the addition of 2,4,5-trichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4,5-T). However, it appears the Picloram was contaminated with hexachlorobenzene (HCB) and nitrosamines, both known carcinogens. Around 1985, Dow Chemical was forced to re-certify Picloram after having greatly reduced the amounts of both contaminates.
Rubber composition for a tire comprising a coupling agent (white filler/ diene elastomer) activated by a heat-triggered radical initiator.(Patent News)
Aug 01, 2007; U.S. patent: 7,241,824 Issued: July 10, 2007 Inventors: Mangeret, et al Assigned: Michelin Recherche et Technique Key statement:...