Description?: MEPIQUAT CHLORIDE is absorbed by the plant primarily through leaves and translocated throughout the plant. It inhibits the biosynthesis of gibberellic ?acid, and leads to a deeper green leaf colouring after 3-6 days. It is used on cotton to reduce vegetative growth and to advance maturation of the bolls.?It is also used in combination with ethephon to prevent lodging in cereal and flax.
Chemical Name :?1,1-dimethylpiperidinium chloride
UN No :?3082
IMDG :?Class 9 (Environmentally Hazardous Substance, Liquid, N.O.S.) IMDG 2004 Edition Vol.2, Page No. 152
Structural Formula :
Specifications (50% w/w aqueous solution) :
a) Appearance : Colourless or light yellow brown liquid
b) Assay (as Mepiquat chloride : 50% (w/w) minimum by gravimetry)
Formulations :?Aqueous solution 5% (w/w)
Compatibility :?Compatible with pyrethroids and organophosphate group of insecticides and fungicide carbendazim.
a) Mammalian toxicity : WHO classification : Class III “slightly hazardous”. It is non-irritant to skin and eyes. Not a skin sensitizer.
b) Environmental toxicity : It shows low toxicity to birds and fish. It is non-toxic to bees.
Shelf-life : Two years under normal storage conditions.
Packing : 50 kg, 100 kg, 200 kg UN specified polylined MS drums / HDPE containers