See All ProductsMepiquat Chloride

Action

Plant Growth Regulator

Use

Controls vegetative growth; affects boll retention, maturity, yield in cotton; improves berry set on wine and Concord grapes.

Formulation

Aqueous solution, soluble concentrate, ULV.

Identification

Common Names

Mepiquat Chloride (ISO, BSI); Mepiquat (ISO)

Exp. Code Numbers

BAS 0830W; BAS 08305W; BAS 08306W; BAS 08307W

CAS Codes

24307-26-4; 15302-91-7 (Mepiquat)

Other Code Numbers

EINECS 246-147-6; SHA 109101

Chemistry

Composition

1,1-dimethylpiperidinium chloride (IUPAC, CAS)

Properties

Solid, white/gray. Melting point approx. 223°C. Soluble in ethanol, moderately soluble in acetone and chloroform; sparingly soluble in benzene, cyclohexane, ethyl acetate, ether.

Environmental Guidelines

Hazard

Fish: LC50 >100 mg/l (trout). Bird: LD50 >4640 mg/kg (quail). Bee: Nontoxic

Water Solubility

Negligible

Safety Guidelines

Toxicity

Tech (600 g/l) (Rat): Oral LD50 ca. 464 mg/kg.

Handling/Storage Caution

Avoid contact with eyes, skin, clothing, and food

Spill Control/Cleanup

Large liquid spillage should be dammed-off and pumped into containers; soak up remainder with absorbent material and dispose of in accordance with local regulations. Solid spillage should be picked up with an industrial vacuum cleaner and disposed of in accordance with local regulations

Product/Waste Disposal

Dispose of by special means (suitable incineration, etc.) in accordance with local regulations

Emergency Guidelines

First Aid

Get medical aid.