Molecular formula: C12H10O2
Molecular weight: 186.21
M.P.: 134-135 Degree C
Appearance: off-white to white powder
Loss on drying: 0.3%max
Residues after ignition: 0.1%max;
Practically insoluble in water,Readily soluble in acetone,carbon disulfide,ethanol,isopropanol.Slightly soluble in kerosene,diesel oil.
Mode of action
Promotes elongation and formation of roots, and acts as a growth inhibitor at higher concentration.
1)To stimulate root formation in cuttings of woody and herbaceous plants, and vines.
2)To prevent premature flower and fruit drop in apples, pears, grapes, guavas, mangoes, water melons, pawpaws, citrus fruits, aubergines, cucumbers, cotton, soya beans, etc.
3)To improve setting in fruit.
4) a fruit thinning agent in apple, pears, olives, citrus and other fruit. 5)to induce flowering in pineapples.