Diquat: 1,1’-ethylene-2,2’-bipyridylium ion 6,7-dihydrodipyrido-(1,2-a:2’,1’-c)pyrazinediium ion (Chem Abs usage) formulated as dibromide monohydrate salt
Dark brown liquid, odorless. Stable in neutral or acid solutions; decomposes in alkaline solutions. Slightly soluble in alcohols, hydroxylic solvents. Practically insoluble in nonpolar organic solvents.
Mode of Action / Resistance Management
Mode of Action
Acts as contact. Absorbs energy produced by photosynthesis; forms peroxides that disrupt living cells
Get medical aid. Eyes: hold eyes open, rinse with water for 15-20 minutes. Remove contact lenses after first 5 minutes, then continue rinsing. Skin: remove contaminated clothing, rinse skin with plenty of water for 15-20 minutes. Ingestion: sip water if able to swallow. Do NOT induce vomiting unless told to by poison control center or physician. Inhalation: remove to fresh air. If not breathing, get medical aid, then give artificial respiration, preferably mouth-to mouth