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
CAS Registry No. : [24307-26-4]
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