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Common Name

Paraquat

 

CAS NO.

77501-90-7

 

Description

Appearance: Paraquat salts are colorless, white, or pale yellow crystalline solids, which are hygroscopic and odorless  
Boiling Point: 175~180ºC
Vapour Pressure: Negligible at 20ºC
Solubility: very soluble in water;Paraquat has little to no solubility in organic solvents. The dichloride salt is sparingly soluble in lower alcohols and is insoluble in hydrocarbons.. All at 20℃

Formulation

42%TC, 20%SL

 

Application

Paraquat is a quartenary nitrogen herbicide widely used for broadleaf weed control. It is a quick acting, non-selective compound, that destroys green plant tissue on contact and by translocation within the plant. It has been employed for killing marijuana in the U.S. and in Mexico. It is also used as a crop desiccant and defoliant, and as an aquatic herbicide.

Paraquat is a Restricted Use Pesticide (RUP) and is banned for use in several Scandinavian countries. Restricted Use Pesticides may be purchased and used only by certified applicators.