Product Name: Ethephon
Cas No: [16672-87-0]
Structure Formula :
Appearance:White or light yellow crystals
Melting point: 74-77 ¡ă C
WHO Table 5, EPA ¦°3. Acute oral LD50 for rats 3030mg a.i./kg. Acute dermal LD50
for rabbits 1560mg a.i./kg. Irritating to skin and eyes. In a 2 years feeding
trial, rats receiving <3000 mg/kg/d diet showed no increase in carcinoma. Acute
oral LD50 for bobwhite quail 1000mg/kg. Fish LC50 (96 hr) for bluegill sunfish
300mg/l, rainbow trout 350mg/l, daphnia EC50 (48 hrs) >500 mg/l. Non-toxic to bees
and earthworm at normal dosage.
Ethephon can modulate plant growth and metabolism by releasing ethylene from root, bloom, fruit, legume and other tissues. It can accelerate maturation for fruit and vegetable. Also used as post-harvest ripening agent.