Agent Name

Indoleacetic acid

CAS Number

87-51-4

Formula

C10-H9-N-O2

Major Category

Pesticides

Synonyms

1H-Indole-3-acetic acid (9CI); 3-(Carboxymethyl)indole; 3-IAA; 3-Indoleacetic acid; Acetic acid, indolyl-; Heteroauxin; IAA; Indol-3-ylacetic acid; Indole-3-acetic acid; Kyselina 3-indolyloctova [Czech]; Rhizopin; Rhizopon A; beta-Indoleacetic acid; beta-Indolylacetic acid; omega-Skatole carboxylic acid; [ChemIDplus] 3-Indolylmethylcarboxylic acid; [Merck Index]

Category

Plant Growth Regulators

Description

Solid; [Merck Index] Light tan to light pink flaky powder; Odorless; [PhytoTechnology Laboratories MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a plant growth regulator; [Merck Index] Active product registrations in the US; [NPIRS] "Indole-3-acetic acid (IAA) is the most common, naturally-occurring, plant hormone of the auxin class. It is the best known of the auxins, and has been the subject of extensive studies by plant physiologists." [Wikipedia]

Comments

An irritant; [PhytoTechnology Laboratories MSDS] See "Indole." See "Indole-3-butyric acid."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

5.26E-6 mm Hg

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