Butylate is classified in the thiocarbamates class of chemicals, which is widely used in corn crops to prevent the growth of millet grass, nut grass, and other broadleaf weeds. This herbicide is applied in the soil before the planting of corn seed, often with some other herbicides. It acts on the weed seeds that are in germination stage to control their growth. Butylate is known for its property to quickly break down in the soil, which eliminates the risk of occurring any adverse reaction if some other crops are planted later in the same field.
Can also be absorbed by leaves
Made by reaction of di-isobutylamine with phosgene and then with ethanethiol