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(2-Chloroethyl) Phosphonic Acid


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2-Chloroethyl)phosphonic acid (Ethephon) is the most widely used plant growth regulator. Ethephon is often used on wheat, coffee, tobacco, cotton, and rice in order to help the plant's fruit reach maturity more quickly. The toxicity of Ethephon is actually very low, and any Ethephon used on the plant is converted very quickly to ethylene.
Catalog #159516
Melting Point50-54°C
SolubilityChloroform, Methanol
CAS Number16672-87-0
Molecular FormulaC2H6ClO3P
Molecular Weight144.49
Important NoteThis product as supplied is intended for research use only, not for use in human, therapeutic or diagnostic applications without the expressed written authorization of United States Biological. Toxicity and Hazards: All products should be handled by qualified personnel only, trained in laboratory procedures.
Alternate names2-Chloroethanephosphonic Acid; 2-KhEFK; Amchem; Ethephon;Roll-Fruct; Romtrel; Super Boll; Tomathrel;

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