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Common Name

Ethephon

 

CAS NO.

16672-87-0

 

Description

Appearance: White crystal
Melting Point: 74~75ºC
Vapour Pressure: 7.5 x 10 to the minus 5 mmHg  at 20°C
Solubility:readily soluble in water,readily soluble in methanol, ethanol, isopropanol, acetone, ether and other polar organic solvents. Slightly soluble in non-polar solvents such as benzene and toluene

Formulation

91%TC, 40%SL

 

Application

Ethephon is a PGR,the mode of action acts via liberation of ethylene, which is absorbed by the plant and interferes in the growth process.

Ethephon regulates phases of plant growth and development by application to various growth sites.

It is also used in the acceleration of ripening of fruits and vegetables.

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